South Kashmir: Youth killed in pellet firing by forces in Pulwama

Sources said Owais Ahmad Dar, son of Muhammad Shafi Dar, was critically injured after forces fired pellets at him in Kakapora.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 13 2017 9:23PM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2017 10:48PM
South Kashmir: Youth killed in pellet firing by forces in PulwamaYouth killed in pellet firing by forces in Pulwama

A youth was killed after government forces resorted to pellet firing in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Sunday night.

Sources said Owais Ahmad Dar, son of Muhammad Shafi Dar, was critically injured after forces fired pellets at him in Kakapora.

He was shifted to nearby hospital where from he was referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment.

However, doctors at SMHS hospital declared him dead on arrival.

Police version:

Today in the evening after the encounter ended in Shopian, a mob started pelting stones on security forces in Kakapora who were on their way back from the encounter site. While dealing with the mob, one youth identified as Owais Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Shafi resident of Kakapora suffered pellet injuries. 

The injured was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.