Residents of Kehnusa area of north Kashmir's Bandipora staged a protest against alleged excesses by the army on Wednesday.
The protestors blocked Bandipora-Sopore highway, demanding action against the "erring" army officials.
The protestors alleged that army barged into their homes during midnight and beat up inmates without any provocation.
"Army's 27 unit E company situated at Sangri top Watlab barged into our homes at around 3 am and started beating the inmates ruthlessly," one of a resident alleged.
"They didn't even spare women and children. They also broke window panes of our homes," the protestors said.
However, a top army official stationed at Sangri top Watlab said that the residents of Kehnusa pelted stones on a Navy vehicle at 10:30 pm.
"Despite this, the men exercised maximum restraint," he said.
A top police official said that they have met with the villagers and that the matter has been resolved. "The villagers are satisfied now," he claimed.