The custodial death of the National Conference party worker in Srinagar, purportedly at CM Omar Abdullah's residence, has led to very desperate denials of involvement from the Abdullahs and their party. The fact of the matter is that eyewitness accounts state explicitly that Abdullah was present at home and that Syed Yousuf was demanding cash payments for a seat in the legislative council at his behest when he was taken away by policemen and beaten to death. The NC government is rotten to the core. How else would Omar be in a position to claim that the autopsy report specifies a heart attack as the cause of death three days before the autopsy itself, and in spite of eyewitnesses who saw Yousuf bruised and beaten?
Also disturbing is the unprofessional and incompetent anchoring of a CNN IBN news anchor, Rajdeep Sardesai, who made a mockery of his interview with the son of the deceased. His stupid questions and his trivialization of the issue were really poor.