SRINAGAR: One person was killed and four were injured as CRPF personnel opened fire on a group of youth who tried to storm their camp in Noorbagh area of the old city on Sunday morning, officials said.
The paramilitary force opened fire when some agitated protesters made an attempt to barge into their camp after the burial of 25-year-old Mohammad Rafiq Bangroo, who was allegedly beaten up by CRPF personnel at Safakadal on June 12 during a clash between stone pelters and security forces, they said.
Bangroo succumbed to his injuries last night at a local hospital after battling for life for a week.
The five youths were injured in the firing today and were taken to a hospital where Javed Ahmad succumbed to his wounds, the officials said.
Fearing trouble after Bangroo’s death, authorities had imposed restriction on the movement of people in the old city.
Despite the tight security arrangements, residents held protest demonstrations as Bangroo’s body reached Safakadal, demanding action against the officials who allegedly beat him up.
They insisted that his body be allowed to be taken to Eidgah martyrs graveyard, which was not allowed by the authorities.
They buried the body at a graveyard in Noorbagh. The protestors also raised slogans against the administration.