Youth killed in Srinagar firing, police probing incident

Indo Asian News Service

Srinagar, April 15 (IANS) A youth was killed in Srinagar after security forces allegedly opened fire at protesters late on Saturday. Police said it was looking into the circumstances in which the death took place.

Police sources said a youth identified as Sajad Ahmad, a resident of Tangmarg area in north Kashmir Baramulla district, was killed in Batmaloo area of the city, but denied any force deployment in the area.

"We didn't have forces deployed in the area. We are investigating the matter," a senior police official told IANS here.

Reports said a vehicle of the paramilitary forces was attacked by stone pelters in the area after which the security forces fired at them, resulting in the death of the youth.

--IANS

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