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