Srinagar :At least 20 persons including eight security personnel were injured on Tuesday as fresh clashes erupted in parts of the Valley, where curfew remained in force in three towns as a precautionary measure following the death of an injured person at a hospital here.
The clashes took place at Palhallan-Pattan in Baramulla district, Habbkadal, Bemina and Batmaloo in Srinagar, Pulwama and Bandipora district towns even as normal activities resumed for the day as authorities eased restrictions coinciding with a break in strikes called by separatists.
Mohammad Abbas Dobi, who was injured during a clash between a stone pelting mob and security forces in Mattan town of Anantnag district, 70 kms from here, on August 13, succumbed to his wounds in the Soura Medical Institute this morning, a police spokesman said.
He said a retired assistant sub-inspector of Jammu and Kashmir police Mohammad Yousuf Khan was killed on the spot when an "unknown" vehicle hit him at Nund Reshi colony in the jurisdiction of police station Batmaloo during a protest demonstration in the area around 3 PM.
Police has registered a case and efforts are being made to identify the vehicle and arrest the driver, he said.
However, residents alleged that he was run over by a security vehicle "deliberately" and took to the streets carrying the body of the victim on the main road near the Secretariat. In the clashes, three persons were injured and were rushed to hospital.
Commenting on the incident, the spokesman said, "Some people tried to take out a procession along with the body on the main Secretariat Road. They were chased away, three persons are reported to have got injured in the melee". PTI