Chadoora encounter: Bullet hits youth during clashes, dies in SMHS

Aakash Hassan

Srinagar: One civilian has succumbed to injuries in the clashes near the encounter site in Chadoora village of Budgam district, sources said.

The youth identified as Zahid Rashid, in early 20’s had received a bullet in his neck and was initially treated at sub-district hospital Chadoora where from he was referred to SMHS Srinagar.

File Image of Encounter (KL Image)

File Image of Encounter (KL Image)

Sources in the hospital said that Zahid was brought dead to the hospital.

Earlier, gunfight started between militants and forces in Chadoora village in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Soon after the encounter broke, clashes erupted between civilians and forces.

Locals began pelting stones on the forces in an attempt to help trapped militants flee.

The encounter was still going on when the last reports came in.

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