Injured youth dies in Jammu and Kashmir, locals clash with security forces

A youth, who was critically injured after being hit by a security vehicle here last week, died at a hospital here following which locals clashed with security forces, officials said.

Srinagar: A youth, who was critically injured after being hit by a security vehicle here last week, died at a hospital here following which locals clashed with security forces, officials said.

Rizwan Ahmad (21), a resident of Bagwanpora locality of Noorbagh, was hit by a CRPF vehicle while he was riding a motorcycle at Parimpora a week ago.

He was undergoing treatment at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura where he succumbed to his injuries this morning, they said.

The officials said a large number of people assembled at his residence after hearing the news of his death and later took out a funeral procession towards Martyr's graveyard at Eidgah in downtown Srinagar.

His body was laid to rest at the graveyard but clashes erupted as angry mourners shouted slogans demanding stern action against the erring personnel, they said, adding, police fired teargas shells and used batons to chase away the protesters and restore law and order.

No one was injured in the clashes which lasted for quite some time, the officials said.

They said an FIR already stands registered at Parimpora police station against the erring driver.

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