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Indian CRPF vehicle runs over Kashmiri youth in Srinagar

SRINAGAR -UNS – A youth was crushed to death while another sustained injuries after being run over by a vehicle of Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Nowhatta area of Srinagar, reported Kashmir Media Service.

People staged a forceful demonstration outside Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta after Juma prayers, yesterday, against the desecration of the grand mosque by the Indian police, last Friday.

A Kashmiri man shouts for help as a paramilitary vehicle runs over him during a protest in Srinagar. —AP

Soon a speedy CRPF vehicle that came from Khanyar drove into the protesters. Eyewitnesses says that in order to move out of the demonstration, the CRPF vehicle sped on knocking down two boys Younis Ahmed and Qaiser Butt. They were rushed to Soura Institute of Medical Sciences where Qaiser succumbed to his injuries.

The images of the boys being overrun by the CRPF vehicle went viral on social media. The incident sparked massive protests in the area and clashes between the demonstrators and the Indian forces’ personnel. Several youth sustained injuries during the clashes.

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