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47 security personnel injured in clashes in Baramulla

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Forty-seven security personnel were injured in Jammu and Kashmir's district when stone pelting mobs went on the rampage following the rape of a three-year-old in At least one was in critical condition.

An official statement said an Commander of Sashastra (SSB) was hit on the head by a stone during the clashes and he sustained a

The mobs took to the streets to denounce the horrific rape in district last week. The accused has already been arrested.

A police statement said: "Miscreants pelted stones on security forces deployed on at Mirgund, Chainabal, Harthrath, Singhpora, Jheel bridge, Kripalpora Payeen and Hanjiwera areas of Baramulla, resulting in to 47 security forces personnel including one of SSB 2nd Battalion who was hit on his head.

"Utmost restraint was maintained by the forces on ground. However about seven miscreants got injured (and) are all stable."

Clashes also occurred at a dozen other places between the security forces and stone throwing mobs during the day.

In district, 20 youths were injured in clashes with the security forces.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 17:10 IST
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