One killed, dozens injured in Kashmir violence

  • One killed, dozens injured in Kashmir violence

One killed, dozens injured in Kashmir violence

The security personnel resorted to baton charge and fired several tear smoke shells to disperse the protestors.

A 17-year-old was reportedly shot dead by security forces on Saturday in Indian-administered Kashmir while at least 50 college students were wounded by police officers who fired pellets and tear gas.

Official sources said unidentified gunmen opened fire at Qasbayar in Pulwama, resulting in injuries to two persons.

They also alleged that the security forces not only harassed them but also barged into the college premises where they were forced them to chant slogans denouncing separatists, militants and "freedom cause".

Locals told media that Indian police had established a naka near and outside the college which irritated the students. Students also cornered the office of the Principal of the College accusing him of inviting Government Forces on daily basis in the college. They alleged students were chased with pellet guns, injuring one student in the eye. "Three were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment". As class work ended some miscreants started pelting stones at the police. "To handle the stone pelting reinforcement was rushed to the spot", it said in a statement here. "The mob swelled as more students joined and pelted stones on the forces". "The clashes extended to some other parts of the town", he said.