Srinagar: A youth was killed after the government forces fired live ammunition into protesters in Gusoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
Reports said that youth hurled stones on the forces’ vehicles during a cordon-and-search-operation in the village.
The forces, they said, responded by firing tear gas, pellets and live ammunition.
A youth, identified as Fayaz Ahmad Wani, son of Muhammad Ahsan Wani of Chewa-Kalan, sustained a firearm injury during the clashes.
Reports said that the injured has been shifted to district hospital Pulwama where from he was referred to SMHS hospital in critical condition.
Dr Saleem Tak, Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, said the youth was declared dead on arrival at the facility. “He had suffered a bullet injury in head,” said Dr Tak.