Child killed in explosion

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 6: An eight year old child was killed in an explosion in frontier district of Kupwara today.
Reports said that eight years old Tariq Ahmad Shah son of Abdul Majid of Sherhama village of Handwara area in border district of Kupwara was playing outside his home when he fiddled with some object which he found in the courtyard. The object exploded resulting in his on spot death.
Reports said that explosion took place as he touched a littered shell that had remained un-exploded during the encounter that took place in their house two years ago. Two militants were killed during that encounter. The killing of Tariq sent shock waves among the people and a pall of gloom descended on the entire locality.
Meanwhile, a person died in mysterious circumstances in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district late last night.
A police spokesman said that Khalid Ahmad Khan son of Khursheed Ahmad resident of Nowpora, Bandipora, died under suspicious circumstances in HCC Tunnel, Pethkote-Bandipora. Police has initiated proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of death.