5 including building owner arrested after juvenile’s death in Srinagar

Srinagar: Over a week after a juvenile died after falling from an under construction building in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested five persons including the building owner in the case.
Three juveniles were also formally apprehended by the Police.
On February 15, Police Station Chanapora received information that some shopkeepers of Badshah Nagar had caught hold of some suspects from an under construction building in a Srinagar locality.
“Upon this a police party rushed to the spot and found the shopkeepers had apprehended one juvenile. While questioning they disclosed that four persons were found on the rooftop and the other three fled away from the spot. The building premises were searched and one juvenile was found lying near the corner of the building in a critical condition. He was shifted to hospital for treatment where doctors declared him brought dead,” a police statement said.
The slain juvenile was a resident of Iram Lane Budshah Nagar .
Consequently a case under section 304((culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC was registered and investigation taken up.
“During the course of investigation the apprehended juvenile disclosed the names of other two juveniles who were also apprehended,” police said.
The juveniles disclosed that they had gone inside the building in order to consume some contraband substance.
“They also disclosed that the shopkeepers along with the building owner had arrived inside the building, which made all of them flee in panic resulting in the fall of one among them,” police said.
Accordingly the building owner along with other shopkeepers Sahil Ahmad of Nowgam, Abdul Rashid Bhat of Allochibagh, Abdul Majeed Fufoo of Mehboob Colony, Aijaz Ahmad of Mehboob Colony and Mohammad Yaseen of Pulwama were arrested for this rash and negligent act causing death of a juvenile.
“Moreover, the other three juveniles in conflict with law ( friends of the deceased) were also apprehended formally and were medically examined, where it came forth that all of them were under the influence of contraband substance,” police said.
All the eight accused including three juveniles in conflict with law were produced before the court of Law and necessary remand was obtained.
“Investigation in case is in full swing and whole circumstances leading to death will be examined in detail,” police said. UNI

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