Inspector General of Police (IG) Kashmir Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani on while commenting over the killing of two civilians on Sunday afternoon in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district said one has died due to the shell injury while the woman was hit by a bullet during a cross fire. According to KNS correspondent, two persons — identified as Shaista, 25, the daughter of Abdul Hamid, a resident of Lalhar village, and Danish Farooq Mir, 24, the son of Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Ratnipora village — died of gunshot injuries during the protests that followed the gunfight. Talking to KNS, IG Gilani said that as per the initial inputs, Danish Rashid has been hit by the shell while Shaista received a bullet injury. He said a case has been registered and the situation is being monitored. As per the reports, at least 10 other protesting civilians sustained gunshot wounds and other injuries after the police lobbed tear-smoke shells. All 10 were taken to Srinagar for treatment. The clashes erupted at Astan Mohalla in the afternoon when protesters hurled stones at the security forces, even as a gunfight was raging on between militants and security personnel in the area. The militant killed has been identified as Adil Wagay, a Pulwama resident.
2015 Kashmir Despatch