Jammu and Kashmir: Youth killed in troops firing on stone-pelting mob in Pulwama

The protestors pelted stones on the security personnel, who retaliated by firing tear smoke shells, pellets and bullets.

Published: 03rd September 2018 10:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2018 05:29 AM   |  A+A-

Army jawans conduct search during Cordon And Search Operation (CASO) at Pulwama on Monday | PTI

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: A youth was killed and two others were injured in security forces firing on the stone-pelting mob during a cordon and search operation in restive south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday while a PDP worker escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the same district.

A police official said police, CRPF and army men laid siege around over dozen villages in Pulwama district early this morning on reports that militants were hiding there. As the security personnel were conducting searches, the youth in village Chewakalan in Pulwama took to roads and clashed with the troops.

The protestors pelted stones on the security personnel, who retaliated by firing tear smoke shells, pellets and bullets. In the security forces firing, a youth sustained bullet injury in head while two others were hit by pellets. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital, where from youth with bullet injury was referred to Srinagar hospital in critical condition.

The youth identified as Fayaz Ahmad Wani succumbed to injuries in the Srinagar hospital.After youth's death, intense clashes broke out between youth and security men at his native place and other places in Pulwama district. The clashes continued till late evening.

Meanwhile, militants fired on an active worker of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehraj Ahmad Parra at village Naira in Pulwama district in the afternoon. However, the PDP worker escaped unhurt in the attack. Mehraj is said to be relative of PDP youth leader Waheed Ur Rehman Parra. After the incident, police and paramilitary personnel rushed to the area and launched a manhunt to track down the attackers. However, no arrests were reported.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp