Srinagar, May 28: Thousands of people on Monday attended the last rites of a civilian who was killed after militants attacked an army camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last night.
An eye witness said that thousands attended the funeral of Bilal Ahmad Ganie at his native Narwa village of the district.
Mourners raised pro-freedom slogans as his body was being marched towards a ground where his funeral prayers were offered.
Ganie, a driver by profession, was killed in an exchange of fire between militants and the army at Kakapora around 10:15 pm last night.
He was critically injured after suffering a bullet injury in his head, following which he was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed.
According to reports that women and children showered toffees and flowers on Bilal’s body.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district following the killing of a civilian.
All the shops, business establishments, Schools, government offices, are shut in the area.
Internet services were suspended in Pulwama district.
An official said that 4G/3G/2G services were suspended in the district “as a precautionary measure”
Train services were also suspended in south Kashmir following the killing of a civilian.