One killed, 10 injured during protest in Baramulla

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Baramulla, June 29(ANI): At least one person died and 10 other wounded, including police personnel, during a protest by local people in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday.

The police had to resort to firing to quell violent protestors.

The dead has been identified as Saleem Rashid Wani. Injured were rushed to a hospital in Srinagar.

According to reports, local residents turned agitated and clashed with the police over alleged misbehaviour of some police personnel with a local woman.

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. (ANI)

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