Handwara protest: One killed, 3 injured in firing by security forces in Kashmir

Srinagar, PTI | Updated : 15 April 2016, 06:24 PM

A youth was today killed and three others injured as security forces opened fire in Kupwara district of Kashmir to disperse protesters who were pelting stones on an army camp during a demonstration.

Protests rocked many places in Kupwara and its adjoining areas to mark the fourth day of death of three persons who were killed in firing by security forces in Handwara town on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl.

A police official said four persons were injured when security forces opened fire on a group of protestors who were pelting stones on an army camp at Kupwara’s Nathnusa area, about 100 kms from here.

Among the injured, a youth Arif Ahmad was hurt critically and succumbed to his wounds later, sources said.

The situation in the north Kashmir district has worsened following fresh casualties as more people are taking to streets against the killings.

Reports of protests were also received from parts of south Kashmir and Srinagar city but there were no casualties in these incidents, the official said.

So far four persons have been killed in Kashmir in the unrest that began on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl in Handwara. 

First Published: Friday, April 15, 2016 06:21 PM

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