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Kashmir firing: Death toll mounts to 3

Trouble began after locals alleged that a girl had been molested by an Army jawan

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Publish Date: Apr 13 2016 1:21PM | Updated Date: Apr 13 2016 1:21PM

Kashmir firing: Death toll mounts to 3

 Photo: ANI

 
Death toll from a firing incident in Jammu & Kashmir's Kupwara district rose to three on Wednesday as another critically injured civilian has died, according to authorities.
 
Doctors at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar said Raja Begum, 54, who had been admitted to the super specialty hospital on Tuesday, succumbed to bullet injury.
 
Twenty-two year old Muhammad Iqbal and 21-year old Nayeem Bhat had died on Tuesday after clashes erupted in Handwara town between the security forces and a stone pelting mob.
 
Trouble began after locals alleged that a girl had been molested by an Army jawan in the town.
 
Curfew has been imposed in Handwara town where tension has increased further after reports of death of another civilian reached the town.
 
Following appeals for a valley-wide shut down by separatist leaders to protest Handwara firing, authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions in six police station areas of Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal and Maisuma in Srinagar city.