Bandipore, Oct 9: A vehicle of paramilitary Border Security Force troops crushed a boy and critically wounded a girl at Qazipora Bandipore on Monday, triggering protests in the area.
According to witnesses, the vehicle, part of a BSF convoy which was coming from Sopur, hit class 6th student Danish son of Abdur Rashid Rather and Farhana daughter of Abdur Rashid Sofi, both residents of Kaloosa village. They were critically wounded and shifted to Srinagar where Danish succumbed to his injuries.
When the body of Danish was brought here, hundreds of people took to streets, shouting anti-BSF, anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. The protestors also pelted stones on the BSF vehicles damaging two Gypsies.
According to Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ghulam Jeelani Wani, a case has been registered against the BSF.