Srinagar: A youth was injured after Indian forces beat him ruthlessly at Khrew in Pulwama district, last night.

Rasiq Altaf, a class 12th student was beaten by Indian Army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles when he was taking his ailing mother to the hospital for treatment, his family members told media in Srinagar.

The incident occurred on main Khrew road. Rasiq said that the troops stopped his car and started beating him without any reason.

“I was asked to stop my car and few army personnel asked me a few questions and later thrashed me mercilessly,” he added. “When my uncle came to my rescue, he too was slapped by the troops,” Rasiq said.

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