Srinagar(June 02, 2018): A youngster was crushed to death while another sustained injuries after a vehicle of Indian paramilitary force ran them over in Srinagar on Friday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle knocked down two boys as it sped by a group of protesters who had gathered outside Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta. The Kashmiris were staging a demonstration against the desecration of the grand mosque by the Indian police when the tragic incident happened, riling the locals of the restive region.
According to eyewitnesses, the boys, identified as Younis Ahmed and Qaiser Butt, were rushed to a hospital where the latter succumbed to his injuries.
The incident sparked a wave of protests against Indian atrocities in the occupied valley, as images of the deceased being overrun by the vehicle stumped the social media.
The deceased had been living with his aunt and sisters in Dalgate area of Srinagar for the past four years following the death of both his parents. He is survived by two teenage sisters and had recently started Kashmir art business.
Earlier, last month, a man was killed when Indian forces’ vehicle deliberately drove over him during clashes in Safa Kadal area of Srinagar in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.