Govt school gutted in fire due to by teargas shells in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Sept 10: A Government school was gutted in fire, allegedly caused by teargas shells fired by security forces to disperse a funeral procession of a youth killed early today in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
Thousands of people defied curfew-like restrictions and hit the streets at Botengoo in Anantnag to join the funeral procession of Yawar Ahmad Dar, who was killed in fresh clashes with security forces today.
However, as people assembled in the compound of High School Batengoo to offer funeral prayers, security forces burst teargas shells to disperse them.
Several teargas shells burst inside the school building, resulting in a fire. The school was damaged before the flames were brought under control. Several people were injured in the incident.
Dar was killed after security forces fired pellets and burst teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, raising ‘pro-freedom’ slogans at Anantnag in south Kashmir, where a large number of people had gathered to take part in the rally. Over 19 other protestors were also injured in the clashes. (UNI)