Jammu and Kashmir: Youth dies in clash with police against PM Modi’s rally

Srinagar(PTI): An 18-year-old youth was killed on Friday after being hit by a tear gas shell fired by security forces to disperse a mob which indulged in stone-pelting in Zainakote area of the city, officials said. Clashes broke out between protestors and police personnel in many places in the city as youths stoned vehicles carrying people to the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Gowhar Ahmad Dar, a resident of Zainakote, was hit by a tear gas shell on his head near his house on Srinagar-Baramulla road this afternoon, they said.

The youth was rushed to SKIMS hospital at Soura in critical condition, where doctors conducted a surgery on him but he succumbed to his injuries, officials said. Officials said stone-pelting incidents were reported at Singhpora and Pattan in Baramulla district, Panthachowk and Frastibal near Pampore in Pulwama, Channapora, Narbal crossing and Parimpora in Srinagar. Seven persons, including two police constables, were injured in the stone-pelting incidents, they said.

Some vehicles were also damaged in stone-pelting in different parts of the valley, the officials said.