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Violent protests in Sopore after BSF tanker kills youth

Written by: Staff

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

At least five policemen were wounded after protestors attacked a police station, they added.

The 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, they added.

The protestors, mostly women, turned violent after police opened fire in the air to disperse them.

The police action further agitated the protestors who later took possession of the tanker and set it on fire.

Demanding that the errant driver be arrested and punished, the demonstrators also set afire two BSF posts and partially destroyed another located in the area.

The personnel of the BSF's 55 battalion had to flee from their posts to escape the ire of the protestors.

The demonstrators then attacked the police station and wounded five police personnel.


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