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Protests in Sopore after BSF tanker runs over a youth

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Baramulla, Apr 30 (UNI) Massive protests erupted in Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district today after a water tanker of the Border Security Force (BSF) allegedly ran over a 15-year-old youth.

Official sources said the youth, Nadeem Ahmed Kaloo, a resident of Shalteng in Sopore was allegedly hit by a speeding BSF water tanker this afternoon.

The boy died instantly, prompting the locals to come out of their houses and stage a protest.

The protestors, mostly women, demanded that the errant driver be arrested and punished.

Police had to disperse the demonstrators by opening fire in the air.

Police have seized the vehicle.

UNI XC-AG RR KN1551

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