Fresh protests after 15-year-old found dead with pellet injuries in Srinagar

With the latest death, the number of those killed in the Kashmir unrest has risen to 87.

Srinagar: The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir went up to 87 as the pellet-ridden body of a 15-year-old was found here in the summer capital, triggering massive protests in the Valley.

The body of teenager Momin Altaf Ganai, a resident of Harwan in Srinagar, was found in the area late last night a police official said.

He said Ganai's body bore injuries caused by pellets. The teenager was injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in Harwan yesterday, the official said, adding that he had gone missing immediately after the clashes.

A large number of Kashmiris turned up at the funeral. Reports claimed that an additional brigade comprising three battalions were deployed by the army to contain the unrest, while more troops were reportedly on their way.

More than 40 people were injured in the clashes in different areas of the Valley on Friday.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs )
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