TEEN’S DEATH IN ARMY FIR­ING SPARKS FRESH J&K VI­O­LENCE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Ashiq Hus­sain let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SRI­NA­GAR: A 19-year-old stu­dent was killed in fir­ing by se­cu­rity forces try­ing to quell protests in north Kash­mir’s Kup­wara on Fri­day as the fifth civil­ian death this week sparked fresh anger in the Val­ley.

The in­ci­dent is be­ing seen as an em­bar­rass­ment for Jammu and Kash­mir chief min­is­ter Me­hbooba Mufti, who di­rected se­cu­rity agen­cies a day ago to not harm civil­ians dur­ing protests.

A po­lice of­fi­cial said vil­lagers tried to storm a Rashtriya Ri­fles camp in Nat­nusa vil­lage on the na­tional high­way af­ter Fri­day prayers. They were re­port­edly an­gry over the death of four peo­ple in po­lice fir­ing in the district ear­lier this week.

“The peo­ple pelted stones on the camp prompt­ing the army men to open fire. One pro­tester in­jured in the fir­ing died at a hospi­tal while three oth­ers were wounded,” said the of­fi­cial.

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