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.