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BSF officer ordered firing on J&K youth?

india Updated: Feb 13, 2010 12:54 IST

A senior BSF officer may have ordered constable Lakhvinder Kumar to fire at the teenaged boy whose killing triggered widespread street protests in Srinagar.

Official sources said constable Lakhvinder Kumar, accused of killing 16-year-old Zahid Farooq Shah on February 5 at Brain-Nishat, claimed before the police that he was forced by his senior to shoot at the teenager.

They said the claim made by the BSF jawan was being corroborated and some of its officials, including Commandant R K Birdi, may be questioned.

BSF handed over Kumar to the police for further investigation alleging he was "prima facie" involved in the killing.

After his arrest, Kumar, a constable of 68th battalion, was placed under suspension.