Srinagar: Two vehicles of forces were torched by angry protesters in Tarathpora area of Handwara Thursday as the protests intensified against the killing of Shahid Ahmad Mir at the hands of forces.
Shahid was killed during a gunfight which locals and the family of the slain termed as “fake encounter” in Handwara forests on Tuesday.
Local sources said that protesters poured onto streets in Tarathpora area of Handwara protesting against what they termed “cold blooded murder” of the local youth, Shahid.
They said the protesting civilians clashed with forces and torched force’s vehicles accompanying the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jehangir.
Khalid Jehangir had reached the spot in a bid to pacify the protesters.
Sources said that several protesters sustained injuries in the clashes. The locals have put the body of the slain on main road and are not ready to bury him, they said.