SRINAGAR: Arif Hussain Dar, a class 11 student, succumbed to injuries on Friday after Indian army opened fire at the protesters in Natnusa village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Chief Medical Officer Ghulam Nabi Lone confirmed to Kashmir Reader that Arif Hussain Dar, son of Ghulam Mohi-u-din Dar, resident of Awura village, died after succumbing to his injuries.
Protests rocked many places in Kupwara and its adjoining areas to mark the fourth day of death of three persons who were killed in firing by government forces in Handwara on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl.
A senior police officer told Kashmir Reader that the protesters were demonstrating outside an army camp in Natnusa village of border district Kupwara when soldiers opened fire.
Bullets hit four protesters and one of the injured later died in a hospital, the officer said.
Meanwhile, the condition of other three injured are too said to be serious.
“Two of the injured have received bullets on legs while one was hit on lower abdomen,” Superintendent of SMHS Dr Nazir Chowdhary told Kashmir Reader.
“They are currently undergoing medical examination,” he said.
The situation in the north Kashmir district has worsened following fresh casualties as more people are taking to streets against the killings.
Reports of protests were also received from parts of south Kashmir and Srinagar city but there were no casualties in these incidents, the official said.