In a statement issued in backdrop of killing at Narbal, where a Class 10 boy was shot dead, police said “Saturday morning in Magam area there were reports of stone pelting on vehicles plying on Narbal-Gulmarg road.”
Police along with paramilitary police was deployed to contain the situation, the statement said.
“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.”
Unfortunately, read the statement, “the injured later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.”
“We regret the unfortunate incident and extend our sympathies to the bereaved family,” the statement said.
“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.”