KL NEWS NETWORK
Narbal area in outskirts of summer capital is observing a complete shutdown on Monday in memory of Suhail Ahmad Sofi who was killed by CRPF last year this day.
Local sources told Kashmir Life that shops and business establishments are closed while people are staying inside their homes.
Suhail was killed when forces opened fire on protesters in Srinagar’s Narbal area.
Protests had erupted in the area as Kashmir was observing complete shutdown of the day against killing of a youth in Tral and arrest of Hurriyat Conference (g) Secretary General (III), Masarat Alam.
Severe clashes had erupted early Saturday morning (April 18, 2016) between youth and forces in the area.
Identified as Suhail Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Ahad Sofi, a tenth class student was hit by bullet. He was taken to JVC hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Later, J&K Police had issued a statement reading, “The deployed forces came under heavy pelting. To control the situation they fired few rounds resulting in injuries to a local youth namely Suhail Ahmad Sofi S/O Abdul Ahad Sofi R/O Narbal, Magam.”
Regretting the death of the tenth class student, the police statement added, “preliminary enquiry conducted in the matter indicates that the forces deployed have acted in violation of the laid down SOP. Case FIR No 34/2015 under section 302,147,149,341,427 RPC has been registered in police station Magam and further action would follow.”