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One killed as BSF fires on stone-pelters

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A 23-year-old man was killed today when BSF jawans allegedly opened fire on a group of stone- pelters in the heart of this capital city, police said. Tension gripped the area and all shops downed their shutters soon after the incident which occured in the evening, a senior police official said. The victim was identified as Sajjad Hussain Sheikh, a resident of Chandoosa in who died of bullet wounds on his forehead when the personnel opened fire on a group of people pelting stones on them at Reka chowk in the Batmaloo area. A police spokesman said they were collecting further details on the incident and claimed there was no deployment of security forces in this area. "Police is looking into the circumstances under which a person identified as Sajad Hussain Sheikh got killed," the spokesman said. The District Police administration has said that there was no deployment in the area, the spokesman said, adding that the matter was being investigated.

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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 21:42 IST