Five Injured In Clash, Shutdown In Baramulla

5 October 2009

Srinagar: Five persons were today injured when locals protesting the killing of a 12-year-old boy clashed with police in Baramulla town of North Kashmir where a complete shutdown continued for the fourth consecutive day. Shops, business establishments, educational and semi-government institutions remained closed and traffic was off the roads in the town, 55 kms from here, officials said. They said scores of people defied prohibitory orders and tried to march towards the main chowk in the town but police prevented them leading to clashes in which five persons including a policeman were injured. The protesters were demanding action against the policemen allegedly responsible for the killing of Irfan Ahmad Lone, a Class VII student, in tear gas shelling on Friday last.