Srinagar, Mar 10: An angry mob today set ablaze an army vehicle after a youth was run over by it in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said.
Yasir Ahmad Wani (27) died on the spot when he was hit by a truck belonging to the security force near Khanabal in Anantnag district, 52 kms from here, at 3.15 pm, they said.
The death of the youth led to spontaneous protests in the town as a number of local youths pelted the Army convoy with stones, police said.
The protestors set the army vehicle on fire soon after police had evacuated the army personnel on board to safety along with their weapons, they said.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot and the blaze was put out, police said.
The situation has been brought under control but tension continued to grip the area, they said.
The driver of the army vehicle has been arrested and a case has been registered against him, police said.
The partially burnt army vehicle has also been seized, a police spokesman said.
He said two policemen were injured and several private cars were damaged when the mob pelted stones on them at Khannabal-Pahalgam Road in the town.