Another youth killed in south Kashmir; toll 78

Another youth killed in south Kashmir; toll 78

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag Dr Majeed Mehrab said: “The youth had suffered pellet injuries in his chest and abdomen. He was declared dead on arrival.”

A 23-year-old was killed in forces action in Batengoo village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday, taking the overall death toll in the current uprising to 78.

The deceased has been identified as Yawar Ahmad, son of Mushtaq Ahmad.

Witnesses said that Ahmad was injured in clashes at his ancestral Batengoo village of the district.

They said around a dozen youth were injured in the clashes.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag Dr Majeed Mehrab said: “The youth had suffered pellet injuries in his chest and abdomen. He was declared dead on arrival.”

Earlier, another youth was killed in clashes that broke out in Shopian district of south Kashmir.