Youth Killed During Protests Against Killing of Three Persons in Handwara

The residents were protesting against killing of 3 persons who pelted stones at an army personnel for molesting a girl.

Published: 13th April 2016 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2016 04:58 PM   |  A+A-


Srinagar A woman with her child walks past a security jawan stands guard during restrictions and strike following the death of three civilian allegedly firing by security forces during a protest at Handwara in Kupwara district of north Kashmir in Srinagar


SRINAGAR: A youth was today killed after being hit by a teargas shell fired by security forces during protests in Kashmir's Kupwara district against the killing of three persons in nearby Handwara town yesterday.

Jehangir Ahmad Wani was hit by a tear smoke shell in the head during protests at Drugmulla, 95 kms from here, a police official said.

He said the youth was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Two other persons were also injured in clashes with security forces.

The residents of Drugmulla were protesting against the killing of three persons -- two youths and a woman -- in firing by army to disperse a stone-pelting mob which was protesting against alleged molestation of a girl by some of its personnel.

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