Youth KIlled in ‘Accidental Fire’ Was A Nursing Student

SRINAGAR: The young man who was killed in what police said ‘an accidental fire’ was a nursing student.

Identified as Asif Ahmed of Poterwal village of Shopian, he succumbed to his injuries at SMHS Hospital within minutes after he was brought there.

The incident happened at a time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was in Baramulla district of north Kashmir to address a public gathering.

Residents and political parties are demanding a probe into the incident. ADGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that the cop, whose rifle went off accidentally, resulting in the death of a civilian, has been arrested, while a case has also been registered.

Kashmir zone police, while quoting ADGP on its official Twitter handle, said that further investigation into the case was going on.

“Today while on duty at Haal #Pulwama, rifle of a Policeman accidentally went off resulting in injuries to a person. The injured person was immediately evacuated to the hospital by Police. Later on, the injured person namely Mohd Asif Padroo S/O Mohd Ayub Padroo R/O Poterwaal Shopian succumbed to his injuries at hospital. Case registered and Policeman arrested. Further investigation going on,” police tweeted.

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