SRINAGAR: A youth was killed and another injured in army firing in Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. Official sources said army men fired on a group of youth who pelted stones on their patrol while it was returning to their camp at Beerwah area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district in the afternoon.
In the army firing, two youth Tanveer Ahmad Pala and Mohammad Ibrahim, were injured. Both were evacuated to a nearby hospital, where Tanveer, who was hit by a bullet in the head, succumbed to injuries.
Another injured person Ibrahim is undergoing treatment in hospital and his condition is said to be stable.
The killing of youth triggered protests in the Beerwah area.
A large number of people took to the streets to protest the killing of youth. They demanded action against the army men involved in the incident. Police sources said police has registered a first information report against the army’s 53 Rashtria Rifles for firing on the youth and causing the death of one of them.