Firing in Baramulla, one dead, four injured

SRINAGAR: A 25-year-old man was killed and four were injured in firing allegedly by security forces during protests in Baramulla town of north Kashmir today.
Hundreds of residents of Baramulla town took to streets to protest what they alleged ransacking of their houses by the army in the area, official sources said.
The protesters pelted stones at the army personnel who allegedly opened fire to disperse them, they said.
Five persons were injured in the firing, the sources said adding one them later succumbed to injuries.
He was identified as 25-year-old Tahir Latief Sofi, they said. The condition of one of the injured was critical.
The protestors also hurled stones at the Deputy Commissioner’s office smashing its window panes, the sources said.
Reinforcements had been rushed to the trouble-torn area to maintain law and order, they said.
An army spokesman said he was collecting details about the incident.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told the legislative assembly that a probe would be held into the killing of the youth in the firing incident in Baramulla.
Strict punishment would be awarded to those found guilty, he said.
Firing on the mob was unjustified, he told the House. (AGENCIES)

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