Srinagar (April 30, 2018): Indian troops martyred three more youth including a teenager in Pulwama district on Monday.
The troops, associated with 55 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army and Central Reserve Police Force, killed the youth during a cordon and search operation and firing on protesters in Drabgam area of the district.As many as 50 youth were injured in the firing of bullets, pellets, and tear gas shells by the troops. The authorities pressed helicopters into service during the operation.The teenager Shahid Ashraf Dar was killed in firing on protesters while Sameer and Aaqib Mushtaq were martyred after the troops destroyed a house in mortar shelling in Drabgam.
The killings led to massive clashes followed by the shutdown in the district. The authorities snapped internet and train services in South Kashmir soon after the killings.