Youth killed in Shopian

SRINAGAR: A youth was killed in forces action at Tukuru village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

Sources said that at least six persons sustained injuries after police and paramilitary forces used tear smoke shells and pellets to quell the protesters at Tukuru village.

Among the six injured, Sayar Ahmad Sheikh (25) of Ganapora received serious head injuries after being hit by a teargas shell.

The injured was immediately shifted to Public Health Centre (PHC) Rajpora in the southern district. However, doctors present there declared him brought dead.

More than 75 people have already lost their lives during the ongoing unrest while the number of those injured has crossed over 10,000 after the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani.