SRINAGAR: One of the two youths, who were hit and critically wounded by a CRPF vehicle in the downtown on Friday afternoon during protests, succumbed in the hospital, official sources said.
They said Qaisar Ahmad Bhat and another youth were injured when a CRPF vehicle hit them at Nowhatta following clashes between demonstrators and security forces after Friday prayers. The injured were rushed to SKIMS Soura where he succumbed in the wee hours on Saturday.
People, mostly youths, hit the streets at downtown and pelted stones on government forces deployed in the area. A CRPF vehicle came under heavy stone pelting in the area and while trying to leave the area, two youths were hit, police said.
This was the second incident when a youth died after being hit by a government force vehicle during demonstration in the downtown. On May 5, a police armoured vehicle crushed a youth to death in the downtown, where three militants were killed in an encounter with forces.
However, police has arrested the driver and registered FIR in this connection when the incident was posted on social media by some eyewitnesses showing police vehicle hitting Adil Ahmad Yadoo. Chief minister had also assured stern action against the driver.