Srinagar, Apr 15: A minor was killed and three others were injured on Friday, as security forces opened fire in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir to disperse protesters who were pelting stones on an army camp during a demonstration.
As per sources, a class XI student was killed in the firing from the security forces.
Protests rocked many places in Kupwara and its adjoining areas to mark the fourth day of death of three persons who were killed in firing by security forces in Handwara town on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl.
A police official earlier said four persons were injured when security forces opened fire on a group of protestors who were pelting stones on an army camp at Kupwara's Nathnusa area, about 100 kms from here.
Among the injured, condition of one youth Arif Ahmad was stated to be critical, he then said.
The situation in the north Kashmir district has worsened following fresh casualties as more people are taking to streets against the killings.
Reports of protests were also received from parts of south Kashmir and Srinagar city but there were no casualties in these incidents, the official said.
So far four persons have been killed in Kashmi in the unrest that began on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl in Handwara.
(With inputs from agencies)