Reports from Ramban said the toll in various instances of firing on protestors has gone up to four as many others are injured and under treatment in various hospitals. The killings have seriously disrupted the movement on the highway especially in Ramban, and Banihal.
Some of the injured have been shifted to Srinagar and are on way, reports said. The protests broke out over some religious issue.
Police officers deployed in the area say they are busy in managing the situation and will not be able to offer any details for the time being. The dead include a member of Gole’s major political family.
Police have started deploying security forces on the highway to help the trickle of traffic pass through. There were instances of stone pelting on the highway at many places which disrupted the vehicular movement.