Police on Friday issued a statement after a civilian was killed by Army’s 53 RR in Beerwah town of Budgam district.
The statement reads: “As per initial information received today a Foot Patrol of army was returning to its camp and near Beerwah some miscreants pelted stones on them.”
“Someone among these miscreants also hurled a fire cracker towards the army men. Because of bang the army men thought a grenade was hurled and they retaliated. Two persons identified as Tanveer Ahmed Pala and Mohammed Ibrahim Wani were injured,” Police added.
“Among them Tanveer succumbed to his injuries while Ibrahim is stable,” Police said.