Srinagar:A Srinagar youth has succumbed to pellet gun injuries he received to his eye a few weeks ago, in the first such death reported after the Centre scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Restrictions have been re-imposed in Old Srinagar after tensions over the news of the civilian’s death, sources aware of the developments said. Police, however, have not yet confirmed the death.
The Valley faced an unprecedented lockdown after the Narendra Modi government abrogated provisions of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two Union Territories — J&K and Ladakh.
At least 80 civilians have sustained pellet injuries in the Valley, the Indian Express had reported quoting official sources.
On August 14, Jammu and Kashmir police had said some people sustained pellet injuries during “stray” protests in Srinagar when restrictions imposed in the wake of repeal of Article 370 were relaxed.
Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan had, however, said the law and order situation has been “totally under control”.