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Nadihal teenager injured in clashes dies

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Baramulla, July 10: A 17-year-old boy, who was injured in firing by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel during clashes at Nadihal in Baramulla district last month, succumbed at a hospital here today.

Ubaid Manzoor Lone, son of Manzoor Ahmed Lone of Nadihal Sopore, was injured on June 25, after paramilitary BSF opened fire of protesting youth when their vehicle came under stone pelting at Nadihal, succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Hospital here this morning, a police official confirmed.

Witnesses said that on June 25, a group of students and other local youths were protesting against the  civilian killings at the hands of government forces in different parts of Valley. “They had blocked the highway, and when a BSF cavalcade passed through the area, the protesting youth hurled stones on it and the BSF troopers fired some shots resulting in injuries to the Unaid,”  an eyewitness had said.

As the news about death of Ubaid reached his native place, thousands of people reached Nadihal from adjoining villages.

“Amid shrieks and wails, Ubaid was laid to rest at his native village amid pro-freedom slogans, and thousands of people participated in his funeral prayers,” said a local resident Ghulam Rasool.

Police say they have registered a case in this regard and investigation is going on.

“A case under FIR No 103 of 2018 Under Section 307, 336, 144 RPC has been registered  in police station Baramulla and further investigation into the incident has been launched,” a police officer said.

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