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Curfew in Kashmir After Trucker Attacked Over Beef Rumour Dies

The Jammu & Kashmir government imposed a curfew after incidents of violence following the death of Zahid Ahmad Bhat.

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The Jammu and Kashmir government imposed a curfew in several parts of South Kashmir and Srinagar in order to prevent instances of violence following the death of Zahid Ahmad Bhat. The 24-year-old trucker was attacked over rumours that abandoned carcasses of three cows were found in his truck.

Zahid, who succumbed to injuries on Sunday after he was severely burnt in a petrol bomb attack on his truck on October 9, was laid to rest at Botengo village this morning.

The curfew was imposed as a precautionary measure following violent protests yesterday in many parts of the Valley after Zahid, the truck conductor, succumbed to his injuries in a Delhi hospital.

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