Over a dozen youth injured in violent protests over Bandipora minor's rape, one critical

Over a dozen persons were injured, one of them critically, in violent protests in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday over the rape of a three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of Bandipora last week.

Reports said that massive protests erupted in Chenbal area of Pattan today morning with youth clashing with the security forces.

They said that the forces resorting to tear gas shelling after the protesters pelted them with stones, resulting in injuries to over 12 youth.

One among them, identified as Arshid Ahmad Dar, was hit by a tear gas shell in his head following which he was rushed to Srinagar in critical condition.

Massive protests erupted in Kashmir valley today against the alleged rape of the minor girl on May 08.

Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Gani Lone also condemned the use of forces against the protesters.

“Use of pellets against protestors protesting the rape of a 3 year old girl goes against all norms. Has the J K Police forgotten non Lethal crowd control. Heaven’s sake. Understand there is anger and anger in such a case is normal,” Lone said in a tweet.