New Delhi: A 24-year-old youth was killed on Saturday during clashes between protesters and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. He was hit by a teargas canister on his head.
The youth identified as Sayar Ahmad Sheikh, son of Shameem Ahmad Sheikh was declared brought dead at Sub District Hospital (SDH) Rajpora.
Police said dozens of protesters marched in a south Kashmir village defying restrictions on the assembly of four or more people. Security forces fired tear gas canisters and cane charged the protesters to disperse them.
With this, the death toll in the valley has risen to 77 in last 64 days of uprising.