Kashmir protest
[Representational Image] Clashes continued in many parts of the town even after the authorities deployed security forces in the area.Reuters

The Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir was on boil as residents took to the streets in protest after the corpse of a 22-year-old man, who was missing since Tuesday, was found on Thursday morning.

The family of Owais Bashir Malik, a student, had lodged an FIR with the Humhama police station after had failed to return home on Tuesday. His body was found near a railway track close to his home in Peerbagh with multiple injuries.

"He had injury marks on his neck and chest. His arm was also dislocated," a police official at Humhama police station, where the FIR was registered, told the Hindustan Times.

After news of the discovery of his body spread, a protest was launched on the streets of Peerbagh, which is close to Srinagar, followed by a shutdown enforced by the authorities.

The protests turned violent after stones were hurled at the police station and policemen standing guard.

Security forces retaliated with tear-gas shells and pellets to scatter the protesters, which injured them, reported the Hindustan Times.