PULWAMA: At least seven people, including four policemen, were injured during the clashes that erupted after a policeman misbehaved with a college girl in Pulwama.
The protests erupted after a policeman, Babar Ahmad, passed abusive remarks on a college girl and misbehaved with her.
Eyewitnesses said the girl beat him up with her sandals. The colleagues of the policemen standing nearby attempted to bundle her into a vehicle, which triggered a protest by the civilians present at the spot.
The protesters, mostly youth, hurled stones at the policemen who retaliated by firing tear gas shells and empty shots in air.
During the clashes, which continued for about half an hour, at least seven people including four policemen suffered injuries.
The incident triggered a complete shutdown in the market place. Later the victim registered a written complaint against the policeman with police station Pulwama.
Pulwama SSP Tejinder Singh said the accused policeman has been placed under suspension and an FIR has been registered against him.