A man killed by security forces at Batamaloo in Srinagar

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Srinagar:  As per media reports a man was killed by security forces here. Security forces reportedly fired at Batamaloo in Srinagar on Saturday evening. The firing in Srinagar took place when security forces were passing through Reki Chowk at Batamaloo when some youths threw stones at their vehicle, according to some eyewitnesses.

Injured youths being taken to a hospital(Source: Express Photo)

The security forces then reportedly opened fire. Sajad Ahmad, 22, a street vendor, reportedly received bullet injuries in the head. He was rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead, reads a quote from English Vernacular.

“It was unprovoked firing,” alleged a resident of Batamaloo. “The youths threw a few stones at the vehicle and they responded with bullets. He was not among the protesters”.

. The death of Ahmad, who was originally from Chandoosa village in Baramulla, takes the toll in the Valley to nine in the last one week.

Police said they were still checking the facts. “We are looking into the circumstances under which he was killed,” said a police spokesman. The incident triggered protests in Batamaloo, with protesters throwing stones at security forces. Police fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters

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