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.
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.