Srinagar: A 22-year-old Kangan youth, who was admitted at SKIMS Soura in critical condition on Monday evening, succumbed to injuries today, taking the civilian death toll to five.
Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq Jan also confirmed the death of Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather to a local news agency. He was admitted late Monday evening at SKIMS.
Locals had alleged that Rather was shot at head by the government forces, injuring him critically at Kangan, Ganderbal. The police, however, denied the claim.
“On 02-04-2018, a group of miscreants had gathered in Kangan market to pelt stones and disturb law and order in the area. A police party reached the spot. On seeing, the miscreants started running during the course of which a boy Gowhar Ahmad Rather son Abdur Rahman Rather of Kangan fell down and injured his head on the edge of the drain,” a police spokesperson had said.
Protests erupted on Sunday in entire Kashmir Valley soon after the news of the killings of 13 militants and four civilians in three separate gunfights in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Anantnag districts spread in the region.
Featured picture: Gowhar Rather