Two youths were abducted by unidentified militants yesterday and one of them was retrieved in an injured condition. He passed away in the hospital

SRINAGAR: A youth, who was allegedly abducted and tortured by unidentified militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital, police said today.

Two youths -- identified as Mehraj Ahmad and Arif Ahmad -- were abducted by unidentified militants yesterday, a police spokesperson said.

Arif was later "retrieved" in an injured condition and his body "bore visible torture marks".

The youth was immediately shifted to a hospital here where he breathed his last, the officer said.

Police have registered a case and an investigation is on, he said.