Posted Sat, 07/31/2010 – 13:52
Srinagar 31|7|10(Agencies):The toll in Friday’s violence in the Kashmir Valley rose to four after another youth succumbed to his injuries here, police said Saturday.
“Nazir Ahmad Mir, 23, who was critically injured in yesterday’s (Friday’s) violence in north Kashmir’s Pattan town died in hospital late at night,” a senior police officer here said.
“Two of the critically wounded protesters – Adil Sheikh, 14, of Palhalan village and Nazir Ahmad Mir of Sheeri village – died in hospital,” the police officer said.
“Two other protesters, who sustained critical bullet wounds, are being treated in the hospital,” the officer added.
Two people died in Amargarh area of Sopore town earlier Friday in firing by security forces when unruly mobs damaged a portion of rail track there.
Over 150 people, including protesters and security men, were injured in large scale violence across the valley.
According to doctors at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura (SKIMS), condition of three people admitted in the hospital with gunshot wounds was critical.
Authorities have clamped a valley wide curfew Saturday to prevent violence in the wake of Friday’s incidents in Srinagar, Sopore and Pattan.