One killed, 2 injured in army firing in Pulwama village


A youth was killed and two sustained injuries during an army firing at Nowpora Payeen in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

An official said that a patrolling party of 55 RR was pelted by youth at Nowpora Payeen in Pulwama district. Army retaliated by firing few rounds which resulted in the death of a one person and another sustained injuries.

The deceased youth was identified as Vikas Ahmad Rather, son of  Ghulam Qadir Rather. Rather was hit by a bullet in chest right side.

The injured girl has been identified as Ruqaya Jan, daughter of  Mohidin. Ruqaya was hit by a bullet in her left leg and is being treated at the district hospital in Pulwama.

Locals of the area alleged that the troopers raided a number of houses including one of militant’ s house which triggered clashes in the village.

“The troops vandalized the property and beat up the residents,” they alleged.

More details are awaited.

(The photograph used as featured image is representational)


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