Baramulla: A two-year-old girl died in Kupwara after a stone hit her during a clash between two families over land dispute.
Since June, land disputes or family clashes have claimed lives of four persons in north Kashmir.
Locals said that Shabnam, granddaughter of Mohammad Ishaq Chachi, a resident of Terchi Natnosa village, was injured when a stone hit her head during a clash between Chachi and his neighbour.
They said that the family shifted her to a nearby hospital where she breathed her last.
The residents said that Chachi bought a piece of land in Terchi Natnosa village in 1992 and was living in the village with his family since then. They said that he has some land dispute with his neighbours who have been living in the village before him.
On Monday evening, the neighbours allegedly attacked Chachi and tried to set his house on fire.
A clash ensued during which the minor girl was hit by a stone on her head.
Later the family of the girl protested against their neighbours in front of DC office Kupwara and blocked the movement of traffic for some time.
They were demanding strict action against the killers.
Kupwara police registered a case after the incident.
A police official said that 10 persons including three panchayat members were detained in connection with the killing. In June, three persons lost their lives in two separate cases of family-clashes in the district.
While a man died while trying to intervene in a family clash in Sopore on June 23, a man and his father were killed when a clash broke out between the families of two brothers in Hyhama area of district Kupwara on June 21.