SRINAGAR: Senior Gujjar leader GUftar Ahmad announced on social media that the police in Jammu have arrested a case and arrested at least one person.
The arrest came in the Garhote case where two cousins were intercepted by a mob of their own village and beaten to the pulp. The video clip and the photographs triggered a serious emotional crisis online for most of the last night. One of the injured is reportedly admitted to the hospital.
5 more person has been arrested in this matter. I am very thankful to @mukesh_ips_jk sir , SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli sb. We are very much hopeful that @JmuKmrPolice will provide justice to the victims. An exemplary punishment should be given to these type of dirty elements.
— Guftar Ahmed (@GuftarAhmedCh) May 8, 2021
Though the community leaders persuing the case have confirmed a police case, the Jammu and Kashmir Police are yet to issues a formal statement on a serious breach of law and order. The attack, tragically came at a time, when people are desperate to stay away from the virus as numbers are surging on daily basis.