Youth killed in Kashmir after being hit by teargas shell

Srinagar: A youth was on Wednesday killed after being hit by a teargas shell fired by security forces during protests in Kashmir’s Kupwara district against the killing of three persons in nearby Handwara town yesterday.

Jehangir Ahmad Wani was hit by a tear smoke shell in the head during protests at Drugmulla, 95 kms from here, a police official said.

He said the youth was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Two other persons were also injured in clashes with security forces.

The residents of Drugmulla were protesting against the killing of three persons — two youths and a woman — in firing by army to disperse a stone-pelting mob which was protesting against alleged molestation of a girl by some of its personnel.

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