Srinagar: Indian forces on Thursday fired tear gas on the mourners during the funeral prayers of slain militant Mehraj-ud-Din in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Din was killed in a gunfight with the forces in Chattergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Top Lashkar commander Naveed Jatt was also killed in the firefight yesterday morning.
The funeral prayers of Din were being held at Iqbal market in Sopore when the forces resorted to tear gas shelling.
Several tear gas shells were fired at the mourners as the prayers were about to conclude.