Young Girl Mowed Down By Army Vehicle In Shopian, Protests Ensued

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Srinagar: A 12-year-old girl was on Thursday mowed down by an Army vehicle in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

“Aroofa Farooq, a resident of the Aglar Zainapora area of the district, was hit and injured by an Army vehicle near her residence this morning,” a police official said. He said Aroofa was taken to the sub-district hospital, Zainapora, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Soon after the incident, angry locals, including women and students, took to the streets at Zainpora and started protesting against the army.

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Forces used teargas shells to disperse protesters.