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Protester dies after being hit by CRPF vehicle in Kashmir, driver, unidentified stone-pelters booked

Two youths were injured after they had allegedly been hit by a CRPF vehicle during clashes between protestors and security forces in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2018 15:47 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Protesters clash with forces during funeral procession of Kaiser Ahmad in downtown Srinagar on June 2 .(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

The police on Saturday booked unidentified stone-pelters for attempt to murder and rioting while charging the CRPF driver with rash driving in connection with Friday’s clashes in the old Srinagar city that led to death of a youth.

“Two cases have been registered in the Nowhatta incident,” a police official said.

He said an FIR was registered against unidentified persons under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting), 149, 152, 336 and 427 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC).

Another FIR was been registered against the CRPF driver under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 RPC, the official said.

He said further investigations have been taken up.

One youth was killed and another was injured after being driven over by a CRPF vehicle which came under attack from a group of stone-pelters near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Friday.

Yonis Ahmad and Kaiser Ahmad were hit by the CRPF vehicle and were admitted to the hospital where doctors declared their condition as serious. Kaiser, who was said to be “very critical” and “on life support”, passed away around midnight.

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 15:34 IST