Thousand throng Pattan youth's funeral at Chenbal

Amid strict restrictions imposed by the authorities, the body of Arshad Ahmad Dar, 22, was laid to rest at his native village Chenbal in Pattan on Thursday.

Thousands of people participated in the funeral. A somber mood engulfed Chenbal as the body was being carried for the burial. Women were seen beating their chests and showering flower petals on the coffin.

A tear smoke shell had hit Dar on his head during protests against the rape of a minor girl at Sumbal last week. He was critically injured and shifted to SKIMS hospital for treatment. He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday night.

The entire area of Chenbal, Hanjiveera, Mirgund and adjoining villages observed a complete shutdown. Dar is survived by parents, two sisters and a brother.

Meanwhile, authorities on Thursday enforced restrictions in various parts of the North Kashmir including Chenbal, Mirgund, Hanjiveera in Baramulla district and Inderkoot, Shadipora, Panzinar, Shilvat and several other areas.

The authorities also suspended class work in various educational institutions.