Policeman killed by mob in Kashmir, three cops missing since yesterday

The mob pushed his mobile bunker vehicle into river Jhelum in Anantnag district of Kashmir.

Published: 10th July 2016 03:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2016 03:54 PM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR:  A police driver was killed today after a mob pushed his mobile bunker vehicle into river Jhelum in Anantnag district of Kashmir even as there was no trace of three cops reported missing since yesterday following a mob attack on a police station.

In another incident, a head constable of police was shot in both legs by militants last night at his residence in Tral area of Pulwama district, a police official said.

"A mobile bunker of police was pushed into river by protestors and the driver (SPO Feroz Ahmad) in it has died," Education Minister Naeem Akhtar told reporters here.

Referring to yesterday's incident in which a large mob attacked a police station, he said, "Three policemen are still kidnapped. Although many were taken (hostage), some have returned."

During that attack at Damhal Hanjipora in south Kashmir, the mob had taken 20 policemen hostage, snatched their weapons and shot at and injured three cops using those firearms.

Nearly 100 policemen and paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured in stonepelting by protestors across Kashmir in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on Friday.

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