Kathua rape-murder: 7 students injured in police action in Anantnag during protests

At least seven students were injured as protests over justice for minor Kathua girl turned violent in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.

Students carrying banners assembled at Khanbal-Pahalgam road and took out a protest march seeking justice for Asia, reports said.

The police, however, tried to stop the student march which led to clashes.

Police used tear gas shells and baton charged the protesting students, leading to injuries to seven of them, reports said, adding the injured include two girls.

A senior doctor at Anantnag district hospital said that five injured students were received at the hospital and one of them has been shifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment.

Two other students were provided first aid locally, the reports added.

Meanwhile, an official said that all the educational institutions were closed in the town for the day in wake of the protests and clashes in the area.

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