Srinagar teen dies of injuries at SKIMS

Srinagar: A Kashmiri teen who was injured in clashes with security forces last month died at a Srinagar hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, prompting Jammu and Kashmir authorities to reimpose daytime restrictions in majority of the city, officials said.

Asrar Ahmed Khan, who was injured in police action in Soura at the outskirts of the city, was around 18 years of age.


Khan had since been admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura. After battling for his life for nearly month, he succumbed to injuries in the early hours of Wednesday, the officials said.

The nature of the injury was yet to be known as police had denied that bullets were fired to disperse the protesters.

“He did not have any bullet injuries,” a senior police official said.

Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan, who was at a press conference during which the Army had released a video of two Pakistani militants, said the matter was being investigated.

“The youth was recovering well but somehow his condition deteriorated and he passed away during the night,” Khan told reporters.

Khan, who belonged to a poor family, has been buried as the authorities imposed strict restrictions in the area and other parts of downtown city and Civil Lines area as a precautionary measure.

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