THE J&K administration on Thursday exhumed the bodies of the two civilians killed in Monday's shootout with police and ordered a magisterial inquiry, after protests over the incident spread across the Valley.
Till late on Thursday night, the bodies of Altaf Bhat, a businessman, and Dr. Mudassir Gul, a dentist, had not been handed over to the families.
Four people had been killed in Monday's encounter in Hyderpora, Srinagar, and buried quickly by police in Handwara, 70 km away. Family members of three of them (one was allegedly a Pakistani) contested police claims that they were either militants or had militant links.
The protests across Kashmir were further fuelled by police forcibly ending an agitation by the family members of the civilians killed in Srinagar on Wednesday midnight demanding their bodies.
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