A youth was shot dead by force personnel in Yaripora area of Kulgam district on Friday.
Witnesses said that locals clashed with ;police opened fire at the protesters near Yaripora police post killing a youth identified as Sayar Ahmad Kumar of Chitragam village of Shopian district.
Three other youth sustained pellet injuries, one of was referred to District Hospital Kulgam while two are being treated at SDH Yaripora.
“ Sayar had fire arm injury was bought dead to the hospital,” said doctors at SDH Yaripora.
Meanwhile, according to locals the policemen were injured after the explosive material they were carrying went off , “ There was no firing at all,” witnesses told Greater Kashmir.
“ Earlier, police had claimed that some one among the protesters resorted to firing on the police post killing a cop and injuring five others.
The situation in the area is tense and the protesters have set ablaze a Tehsil office and Panchayat Ghar too.