J&K: Army vehicle hits boy; mob sets truck on fire
Yasir Ahmad Wani died on the spot when he was hit by a truck belonging to the security force near Khanabal in Anantnag district.
Srinagar: An angry mob on Saturday set ablaze an
Army vehicle after a youth was run over by it in Anantnag
district of south Kashmir, police said.
Yasir Ahmad Wani (27) died on the spot when he was hit by
a truck belonging to the security force near Khanabal in
Anantnag district, 52 kms from here, at 3.15 pm, they said.
The death of the youth led to spontaneous protests in the
town as a number of local youths pelted the Army convoy with
stones, police said.
The protestors set the army vehicle on fire soon after
police had evacuated the army personnel on board to safety
along with their weapons, they said.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot and the blaze was put
out, police said.
The situation has been brought under control but tension
continued to grip the area, they said.
The driver of the army vehicle has been arrested and a
case has been registered against him, police said.
The partially burnt army vehicle has also been seized, a
police spokesman said.
He said two policemen were injured and several private
cars were damaged when the mob pelted stones on them at
Khannabal-Pahalgam Road in the town.