A youth has been shot dead and other injured by a security guard of a senior civil officer in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwom district. Farooq ahmad Kucchay, son of Ghulam Nabi was killed on the spot while another youth, whose identity could not be ascertained immidiately, was critically injured when the personal security officer (PSO) of a senior civil administration official opened fire upon a group of people in Lethpora area of Awantipora around 9:15 pm tonight, witnesses told Kashmir Despatch. The people, they said were protesting against the alleged highhandedness of government forces when the Scorpio reportedly carrying ADC Ramban passed by. The PSO, witnesses said opened fire fearing stone pelting by the protesters. The area was witnessing massive anti-India protests when the last reports came in.
More details awaited.
2015 Kashmir Despatch