New Delhi: Alleging the Army of murdering a lecturer, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday registered a case of murder against the Army after a 30-year-old lecturer was beaten to death in police custody.

Army personnel had rounded up more than 20 individuals from a south Kashmir village on Wednesday night, among which was Shabir Ahmad Mango, the 30-year-old lecturer.

The Army expressed regret over the incident and announced that an enquiry will be conducted over the incident which took place at Sharshali near Khrew in Pulwama district.

“It was around 10.30 pm when Army vehicles entered our village from different directions. The men entered every house. They were also carrying rods and planks with nails. Anyone who came in their way was beaten up,” said Abdul Majeed, a resident of Sharshali according to the Indian Express.

Also in another incident, an ambulance driver was allegedly shot with a pellet gun while driving to the hospital with a patient inside the van. Despite being severely injured, the driver reached the hospital where he was admitted along with the patient.

Kashmir is witnessing violent protests after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani.