Youth's death sparks tension in Srinagar
The deceased had received gunshot wounds in the police firing during protests over the controversial allotment of forest land to the Amarnath shrine board.india Updated: Jun 24, 2008 13:23 IST
Tension prevailed in parts of the city on Tuesday after one of the three persons injured in the police firing on Monday evening succumbed to his injuries in the wee hours.
Feroz Ahmed Rah, a resident of Hakabazar-Hawal, died at Soura Medical Institute in the wee hours on Tuesday, official sources said.
Rah was one of the three youths who received gunshot wounds last evening when police opened fire on stone-pelting youths after sporadic violence broke out during protests over the controversial allotment of forest land to the Amarnath shrine board (SASB).
Men, women and children took to streets and raised slogans against the government and the police, holding them responsible for the murder of the youth.
Agitated people also pelted stones on the policemen at Nowhatta, adjacent to the historic Jamia Masjid that witnessed clashes between the police and the protesters yesterday.
Shops and business establishments remained closed in the entire city as a mark of protest against the police action. Traffic remained suspended in downtown city, however, in uptown city skeleton traffic was plying, sources said.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people joined the funeral of Rah at the Martyrs Graveyard at Idgah.