SRINAGAR: A civilian who was injured in firing on people trying to break the cordon laid around slain Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo on Wednesday in Pulwama has succumbed to his injuries, reports said on Thursday.
A large number of people had tried to break the cordon laid by occupational army and paramilitary forces around the hideout of Riyaz Naikoo in his native Beighpora village near Awantipora on Wednesday. At least 16 people had been injured in the ensuing clashes with the paramilitary and police forces, according to news reports. One of the injured Jahangir Yousuf Wani, 32, son of Mohamamd Yousuf, a resident of Uthmula, Pulwama was grievously injured as a bullet had hit him on his shoulder. According to eyewitnesses he was shifted to Pulwama hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
One report said Wani had died on the spot and the bullet had hit his neck. He is survived by two children and widow.