Woman, hit by bullet during Valley unrest, dies

Haneefa, a divorcee, succumbed to injuries at her parental home at Kreeri, 35 kms from here, after remaining bed-ridden for nearly eight months, they said. With this the death toll in the unrest has climbed to 115.

She was hit by a bullet in the abdomen during one of the protest demonstrations in the area.

Over a dozen people died in Pattan and adjoining areas during the last summer unrest.
As the news of her death spread, hundreds of people visited the bereaved family and later took part in her funeral procession, they said.

Additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

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