Yahoo News | Aug 21, 2010 | 10:45 AM
This triggered more protests and more deployment was sent to the area to control the situation. Most towns observed shutdown in south Kashmir protesting against the killing. In north Kashmir’s Sopore town, 55 km north of Srinagar, a civilian, Mudasir Ahmad (18), who received bullet injuries on Thursday, succumbed in a Srinagar hospital late Thursday night. A CRPF spokesman said the paramilitary personnel led by company commander DK Dass opened fire using the Pump Action Shotgun – a weapon that fires several pallets simultaneously – after protestors attacked them with bottles. “The officer (Dass) didn’t allow his men to open fire. He (Dass) himself used the Pump Action Shotgun, which is a non-lethal weapon,” said CRPF, spokesman Prabhakar Tripathi. The police, however, registered a case under section 302 (attempt to murder) against CRPF for killing the teenage boy. A police officer confirmed to HT the lodging of the FIR on the condition of anonymity. There have been more than six deaths in Sopore since June 11.Meanwhile, markets in most parts of the valley remained opened as separatists withdrew shutdown call for people to purchase essentials. However, there were reports of stone throwing on Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag.