Srinagar: Yet another youth, injured in
alleged police firing, succumbed to injuries at a hospital
here today taking the number of lives claimed by the current
wave of violence in the Valley to 71.
Mohammad Ashraf Mir, hit by a bullet in the neck, was
declared dead after doctors took him off the life support
system to assess his condition at Soura`s SKIMS hospital, the
A resident of Palhallan, Mir was injured on September six
in a firing in Pattan area of Baramulla district in which four
persons had been killed and nearly a dozen wounded.
With his death, the toll in the ongoing unrest in the
Valley has risen to 71 since June 11 when it was first rocked
by violent protests after the killing of 17-year-old Tufail
Ahmad Matoo by a teargas shell at Rajouri Kadal in the city.