SRINAGAR: A teenage girl was killed and over a hundred people were injured after Indian forces used brute force to disperse protesters in Shopian and other areas of held kashmir, reported Kashmir Media Service.
The recent killing has raised the death toll to 105.
The 13-year-old girl, Khushboo Jan, a student of 7th class, suffered cardiac arrest after Indian police and troops resorted to excessive force on the protesters near Chatwatan area of Shopian district. She was shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
Witnesses said that Government High School Chatwatan went up in flames when a teargas shell fired by the forces’ personnel landed inside it, said Kashmir Media Service.
“The building suffered an extensive damage,” they said.
“A residential house, a cowshed and apple carton also caught fire after shells landed inside them,” they added.
Meanwhile, over a hundred people were injured, many of them critically, due to the firing of pellets and teargas shells by Indian troops and police in Vihil, Srinagar, Ganderbal, Sopore, Kulgam and other areas of the occupied Kashmir Valley.
Kashmir Media Service has also reported that Indian troops vandalized the tents and took away 13 motor-bikes and later set them ablaze at Tarzoo in Sopore to prevent a pro-freedom rally.
Indian forces also damaged four houses in Kaimoh area of Kulgam. The forces’ personnel broke windowpanes of dozens of residential houses besides hurling abuses at the inmates at New Theed in Srinagar. The police also arrested several youth after beating them to pulp in the area.