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Nation Current Affairs 31 Jan 2018 Army firing in Shopi ...

Army firing in Shopian: Youth succumbs to injuries, toll rises to 3

PTI
Published Jan 31, 2018, 1:26 pm IST
Updated Jan 31, 2018, 1:26 pm IST
Rayees Ahmad, who was among the nine persons injured in the Army firing last week, succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Srinagar.
The Army claimed it had opened fire in self-defence after seven of its personnel were injured. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 The Army claimed it had opened fire in self-defence after seven of its personnel were injured. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Srinagar: The death toll in the alleged Army firing on a mob in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday rose to three after a critically injured youth succumbed to injuries.

Rayees Ahmad, who was among the nine persons injured in the Army firing last week, succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Srinagar this morning, police said.

 

With this, death toll in the firing incident at Ganovpora area of Shopian has risen to three.

Also read: J&K: 2 killed, 9 hurt after Army opens fire at stone-pelting mob in Shopian

The Army opened fire on a stone-pelting mob on January 27.

The Army claimed it had opened fire in self-defence after seven of its personnel were injured.

The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

Police filed an FIR under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) against Army personnel, including a Major, involved in the incident.

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