Youth shot dead by security forces in Srinagar

Youth shot dead by security forces in Srinagar
A youth was killed while another was injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in congested Batamaloo area of Srinagar on Saturday evening.

Locals said that a few stones hit paramilitary BSF vehicle which was caught in a traffic jam in Batamaloo and they fired on the youth who was walking nearby. The slain youth has been identified as 23-year-old Sajad Hussain Sheikh of Chandoosa Baramulla, at present S D Colony Srinagar.

While confirming the death of Hussain, a police spokesperson said they were collecting collecting the details and looking into the circumstances under which Sheikh got killed
“The District Police Srinagar has informed that there was no deployment in the area,” he said adding the matter is being investigated.

Health officials said two injured youth were brought to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar. While one of them was brought dead, another youth is being operated upon, they said.

Locals said the killing triggered panic in volatile Batamaloo area. The Valley has been on the edge since April 9, when eight civilians were killed in clashes during by-polling to Srinagar Parliament constituency.

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