Army kill civilian, injure 2 others in Pulwama

Army kill civilian, injure 2 others in Pulwama

Army killed a civilian and injured two others after they opened fire on protesters in Nowpora village of Pulwama district on Friday.

Reports said that army troopers of 55 RR opened fire after the residents resisted their attempts to vandalise the property of a local militant Saju Mir.

Three persons, including a girl, were injured in the army action, they said.

The injured were rushed to district hospital Pulwama where from Viqas Ahmad Rather (24) was referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar. He was declared brought dead at the facility.

The injured girl, identified as Ruqaya Jan, has received bullet injuries in hips, local reports said.

However, a police official said that clashes erupted after army vehicles were pelted with stones by the youth.

Army version: 

Army personnel were conducting an Area Domination Patrol  in a MPV (multipurpose vehicle). The road at Naupora was blocked due to 3-4 cars being parked on the wrong side of the road. Army personnel got off their vehicle to request the drivers/ owners to move the cars. The house reportedly belonged to Aabid Manzoor Magray. On seeing the Army personnel, a huge crowd gathered at the site and started pelting stones and closing on to the troops endangering the safety of the troops and government property. The troops cautioned the crowd verbally. However, the mob turned violent and tried to overpower the troops. Army personnel resorted to aerial firing, extricated themselves and continued with their patrol.

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