Forest officer crushed to death by army vehicle in Handwara; clashes erupt

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Srinagar: Clashes erupted between forces and locals  in north Kashmir’s Handwara after a man was killed  by an army vehicle  in Chowgal area of the town.

As per reports  assistant director forest protection force Handwara Ajaz Rasool Wan’s car was hit by a speeding army vehicle in Chowgal area on Monday afternoon.

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Adding that Aijaz, a resident of Sopore, died on the spot.

Soon after the incident, residents of the area took to the streets and staged a massive protest against the army.

However, police reached the spot and fired some tear gas shells to disperse the protesters, leading to clashes.