Littered shell kills minor boy in Rafiabad

Baramulla: A minor boy died when a littered shell he was playing with, went off in Rafiabad area here this afternoon.

11-year-old Tanveer Ahmad Dar was critically injured when a littered shell, he was playing with, exploded inside his  house in Ladoora area of Rafiabad area here this afternoon, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. The child was taken to the district hospital, Baramulla by his mother Dilshada for treatment. However, he succumbed to injuries shortly after the doctors started treating upon him.

Witnesses said that the boy had picked up a live shell from the debris of a house, which was blasted by the government forces leading to the death of Lashkar-e-Islam militant Riyaz Ashraf Mir on Wednesday.