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Boy killed in CRPF firing in Kashmir

Protestors clash with police during a demonstration in Srinagar on Friday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Protestors clash with police during a demonstration in Srinagar on Friday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad  

A 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were wounded on Saturday morning whwen the CRPF opened fire on protestors in Narbal area of Budgam.

There were sporadic protests at several places on Saturday over the re-arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam and killing of another youth in Tral in south Kashmir.

Sources said that the CRPF opened fire on the protestors, who pelted stones on the security forces, killing Suhail Ahmad Sofi, a class X student and wounding two others.

Sofi, according to doctors, was brought dead to the JVC Bemina hospital.

"Preliminary enquiry conducted into the matter indicates that the forces deployed have acted in violation of the laid down SOP," J-K Police spokesperson said.

A case has been registered over the killing of Sofi.

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