Baramulla, June 29(ANI): At least two people were killed and 10 others injured, including policemen, in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir after police resorted to firing to quell protests over an alleged misbehaviour with a local woman here on Monday.Hundreds of protestors took to streets to protest and demand action against the guilty persons.
The protestors soon turned violent and police finally resorted to firing after baton-charging to control the stone-hurling mob.
The dead were identified as Saleem Rashid Wani and Tariq Ahmad Malik, and the injured were rushed to a hospital in Srinagar.According to police, security forces initially tried to disperse the sloganeering crowd by baton-charging them and lobbing teargas. However, the crowd later swelled and pelted stones at the police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers, police said An undeclared curfew was imposed in the area following the clashes.
"Curfew has been imposed in the town to maintain law and order. We are monitoring the situation which is very tense," said Latif-u-Zaman Deva, Deputy Commissioner of Police in Baramulla.
Meanwhile, a probe has been ordered to investigate the firing incident and allegations of the woman. The Additional Deputy Commissioner has been assigned the responsibility for probing the incident and submit the report within 10 days. (ANI)