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Injured in govt forces action, Pattan youth loses battle for life

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Srinagar: A 23-year-old youth, who had sustained serious injuries in alleged government forces action, died on Wednesday after fighting for life for the two days.

They said that 23-year-old Arshad Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Chanabal Pattan breathed his last at SKIMS where he was admitted after being shifted from JVC Bemina for specialized treatment. Arshid had suffered multiple injuries including on his skull and both eyes.

Medical Superintendent (SKIMS) Dr Farooq Jan also confirmed the death of Arshid.

Arshid along with hundreds of people took to streets at Chanabal on early Monday to protest against alleged rape of a minor girl at Malikpora Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on May 8.

Besides Chanabal, massive stone pelting clashes were also received from Gaggerpora Magam, Mirgund Sumbal and other areas of north Kashmir.

Police and government forces, deployed in strength resorted to teargas shelling and other means of force to quell the protesters.

Police later issued a statement claiming that 47 personnel including a paramilitary forces officer was injured due to massive stone pelting in the area.

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