J-K: Youth run over by CRPF vehicle dies, internet suspended in Srinagar, Badgam

Kaiser Bhat (21), a resident of the Fatehkadal area of Srinagar, was injured when the security forces vehicle allegedly hit him and another youth.

Published: 02nd June 2018 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2018 04:12 PM   |  A+A-

Protesters throw stones and bricks on the police during a clash in Srinagar on Saturday. (PTI)

By IANS

SRINAGAR: A youth run over by a CRPF vehicle here a day ago succumbed to his injuries on Saturday prompting authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to suspended internet services in Srinagar and Badgam districts.

Kaiser Ahmed, 21, was ploughed down by the Central Reserve Police Force vehicle in the old city area of Nowhatta during protests on Friday.

Ahmed was admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), here. He succumbed to critical internal injuries early on Saturday.

Internet services in Srinagar and Badgam districts have been suspended as a precautionary measure, a police officer said.

The speed of broadband internet connections have also been brought down to prevent uploading of provocative posts and pictures.

Rail services between north Kashmir's Baramulla and the Bannihal town in Jammu region were suspended for the day.

Separatists have called for a general strike against civilian killings and desecration of the grave of Hizbul commander Sameer Tiger allegedly by the security forces.

While shops, other businesses remained closed and public transport remained off the roads at most places, three-wheelers and private transport was seen plying in the uptown and city outskirts.

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