One person killed and four were injured, one of them critically, as security forces opened fire on Friday in Kupwara district of Kashmir to disperse protesters who were pelting stones on an army camp during a demonstration.
According to media reports, the person who died on Friday was a Class 11 student.
Protests rocked many places in Kupwara and its adjoining areas to mark the fourth day of death of three persons who were killed in firing by security forces in Handwara town on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl.
A police official said four persons were injured when security forces opened fire on a group of protestors who were pelting stones on an army camp at Kupwara’s Nathnusa area, about 100 kms from here.
Among the injured, condition of one youth Arif Ahmad was stated to be critical, he said.
The situation in the north Kashmir district has worsened following fresh casualties as more people are taking to streets against the killings.
Reports of protests were also received from parts of south Kashmir and Srinagar city but there were no casualties in these incidents, the official said.
So far four persons have been killed in Kashmir in the unrest that began on Tuesday following allegations of molestation of a girl in Handwara.