The separatist-sponsored strike protesting against the killing of an undergraduate student paralysed life across Kashmir valley including Srinagar for the third day on Friday.
Shops, educational institutions, banks and semi-government institutions remained closed and transport off the roads in Srinagar and major towns of the Valley in response to strike called by the hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani against mysterious death of a college girl in Kupwara, re-arrest of Geelani and violation of human rights.
Trouble started in Kupwara yesterday, when family members of a second year student Aamina alleged that a jawan of Territorial Army Ashiq Hussain Peer assaulted her inside the house which caused her death at Dolipora, 100 kms from here.
Police registered a case of murder and arrested the alleged prime accused Senior Superintendent of Police, Kupwara, Uttam Chand said.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Showket Mir constituted a 11-member team of doctors for conducting postmortem of the body. A special three-members doctors team was requisitioned from Srinagar to conduct postmortem of the deceased in a fair manner, report of which was awaited.
The Deputy Commissioner ordered closure of all educational institutions for two days in view of tense situation in the district.