Teenager shot dead in Kashmir protests

Teenager shot dead in Kashmir protests

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Eighteen year old boy was shot dead while two others were injured during protests against the Indian forces in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district late Friday evening.

According to reports, youth in the Niadkhai area of the district started protesting after Friday prayers and were stopped by the deployed forces. This led to the clashes between the forces and the protestors. Youth started throwing stones on a passing police vehicle belonging to 18 Indian Reserve Police (IRP). The police tried to disperse the protesting crowd and fired several teargas shells. Late in the evening, forces reportedly fired upon the protesters that injured three youth.

The injured were rushed to the district hospital Pattan, where one injured, Farhat Dar, son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Shahgund Sonawari, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

The news spread like a wildfire in the area with people including women in the area took to the streets and protested against the killing.

District’s Deputy Commissioner, Shah Faisal, has ordered an inquiry into the killing.