For the fourth consecutive day, the Nowgam area of Srinagar city outskirts continued to remain shut against the killing of two teenage boys in army firing this week at Chattergam village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Two teenage boys – Burhan Yousuf alias Faizal and Mehraj Ahmad Dar – were killed when army men opened fire on their Maruti car on Monday evening. The slain youth hail from Nowgam area and were friends. Two of their friends who were also with them sustained grave injuries and are currently admitted in Army’s 92 Base Hospital here while the fifth person managed to escape from the spot.
Eyewitnesses said all the shops and commercial establishments were closed in the area while contingents of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed to curb protests.
A resident said that the area witnessed clashes between forces and youths in the day. “Police fired teargas and chased away stone-throwing youth,” he said.