17 June 2017

News Story: Youth killed as govt forces fire on protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 16 (Xinhua) -- A 22-year-old civilian was killed after government forces fired upon protesters during clashes in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Friday.

The youth Naseer Ahmad Sheikh early Friday succumbed to bullet wound inside a hospital in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Sheikh, according to police, was hit by bullet late Thursday evening during clashes in Rangreth area in the outskirts of Srinagar.

"He was hit by a bullet in left side of chest and succumbed at SKIMS hospital in Soura early today," a health official told Xinhua.

Locals said Sheikh was fired upon by a contingent of paramilitary Sashastra Sema Bal (SSB) personnel who was trying to disperse stone-throwing youth in Rangreth.

According to police, the SSB men came under stone-pelting in the area.

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