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J-K Police register FIR against army for death of youth in Budgam

Police said Tanveer Ahmed Pala was killed and Mohammed Ibrahim Wani wounded after a foot patrol of the army mistook a firecracker for a grenade and fired at a group of stone-pelters in Beerwah.

Kashmir Turmoil Updated: Jul 21, 2017 16:43 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
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Protesters pelt stones on security forces during a protest in south Kashmir. (PTI File Photo)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday registered a case against a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles unit in connection with the killing of a youth in Budgam district.

Tanveer Ahmad Pala was hit by a bullet when a stone pelting mob attacked a patrol party of 53 Rashtriya Rifles in Beerwah town on Friday.

Pala was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed.

Another youth was injured in the incident, but doctors termed his condition as stable.

Police in central Badgam district said an FIR had been registered against the army unit in connection with Pala’s death.

The police said here that the foot patrol of the counter-insurgency unit was returning to their camp when near Beerwah some miscreants pelted stones at them.

“Someone among these miscreants also hurled a fire cracker towards the army men. Because of the bang, the army men thought a grenade was hurled and they retaliated.”

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 16:43 IST