Protesters fight pitched battles with cops
Rising Kashmir News
Srinagar, May 20: Alucha Bagh continued to remain tense on Wednesday over the custodial killing of a resident of the area Manzoor Ahmed Beigh by Special Operations Group of Police and people fought pitched battles with policemen through out the day. Clashes also erupted in Batamaloo area in the evening and police fired dozens of tear smoke canisters to stop the protestors from marching.
Alucha Bagh remained tense for the third straight day today as clashes between protestors and police continued throughout the day with the people in Batamaloo area also joining late in the evening.
Trooper killed in scuffle
Meanwhile, in a scuffle amongst themselves, an army man was killed while another injured in Mathiali Gala area of Rajouri after their colleague opened fire at them.
The scuffle broke out in the 63 RR camp between Army men of 13 JAKLI wherein a rifleman Kuldeep Raj opened indiscriminate fire at two of his colleagues. Major Ramwarakesh Yadav of Bihar was found dead and Sudharshan of Pune critically injured.
The trooper who fired at his colleagues later fled from the spot.
VDC member commits suicide
In Kishtwar, a Village Defence Committee personnel committed suicide by shooting himself.
The CDC member Jafaram son of Haem Raj shot himself by his service rifle which resulted in his on the spot death.