Kashmir Police registers case against unknown miscreants in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Apr 30 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case against unknown miscreants here in connection with the death of a civilian due to stones pelting.

Police have launched a hunt to identify the stone-throwers and have registered a case against the miscreants under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with punishment for murder.

"This morning, some miscreants started throwing stones at the vehicles. One of the stones hit a person sitting in one of the vehicles. He was taken to the hospital, but he died on the way. His name is Shafiq Ahmad Sheikh and is a resident of Natipora in Srinagar," said Srinagar Superintendent of Police (SP) Muhammad Irshad.

"We have registered a case under IPC 302, investigation is on and we are trying to arrest the culprits," he added.

According to the police, the offenders were trying to enforce a shutdown of public transport.

"My bus was full of passengers and I had just reached Batmaloo. There was one more car in front of me, when some people started throwing stones at us. The vehicle in front turned and so did I. Many stones hit my bus, and one of them broke a window and hit a passenger," said Abid Hussian, the driver of the bus.

"He was injured and people took him out of the bus and with the police they took him to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital. The doctor said that his condition was very bad and they referred him to SKIMS (Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences). I don't know after that," he added.

Shafiq Ahmed Shiekh, a government employee and resident of Srinagar was killed after stone pelters attacked the minibus he was travelling in.

He succumbed to his injuries after being hit in the head. (ANI)

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