OLd City clashes; Woman among 5 injured in Old city

KL Report

SRINAGAR

In an incident in which a youth was killed, five more persons including a women were injured in Nawakadal area of Old city of Srinagar Wednesday evening.

Official sources told GNS that paramilitary CRPF opened fire on a group of protesters at Nawakadal following injury to one of its personnel in Stone pelting.

They said a group of protesters had assembled at Nawa Kadal and were protesting against ongoing elections in the state.

The protesters pelted stones wounding a paramilitary personnel identified as Sandeep Kumar of 131 Bn. Subsequently, the forces opened fire besides resorting to pellet firing. The injured persons have been identified as Bashir Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Gratbal , Nazir Ahmad Kaloo and Haleema Bano wife of Reyaz Ahmad Sheikhsaz of Gretbal Nawakadal.

While Bashir Ahmad was hit by a bullet in abdomen and Haleema was hit with pellet on head, sources said, adding that the injured Bashir later succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Soura.

Medical Superintendent, SKIMS Farooq Ahmad Jan told GNS that a youth was brought dead to the hospital. He had received bullet in abdomen.

At least three more persons were injured in the clashes that erupted in other localities of down town Srinagar after the news of youth’s killing spread.

Meanwhile, Chairmen of both the factions of hurriyat conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have called for shutdown on May 01 (Thursday) against killing of youth in old city.

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