Kashmir clashes: Driver succumbs to his injuries

JK Bank

By News Desk

One person, who was injured on March 8 during clashes between Kashmiri protestors and the police in South Kashmir has succumbed to his injuries in the hospital on Monday.


Riyaz Ahmad Khanday son of Nazir Ahmad, resident of Aang Matipora was a load carrier driver. He got injured during stone throwing at Tik Bagh Mattan in south Kashmir’s district Islamabad.  Riyaz had received serious head injuries and was being treated at SK institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, Srinagar, for last three days.

Police spokesperson, in a  statement last week,  had said, “Miscreants pelted stones on Auto Load carrier near Tickbagh, Mattan resulting in serious head injury to driver of the vehicle Reyaz ahmad Khanday son of Nazir Ahmad resident of Aang Matipora.”

The clashes had started after the killing of a youth in North Kashmir’s Varmul district when army opened fire on the protestors, last week. The protestors were demanding the return of the Parliament accused Mohammad Afzal Guru’s body to be returned from Delhi. Guru was hanged on Feb. 9, 2013 in Delhi’s Tihar jail and was buried in the jail. Since then there has been a civil unrest in the valley.