A boy in his teens who was injured during protests last month in Jammu and Kashmir died at a Srinagar hospital in the early hours this morning, prompting authorities to reimpose restrictions in certain parts of the city, officials said.
Asrar Ahmed Khan, who is around 18 years of age, was part of a mob carrying out protests in Soura on August 6, a day after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and announced its bifurcation into two union territories, they said, according to news agency Press Trust of India.
Restrictions were reimposed in downtown Srinagar and parts of the Civil Lines area as a precautionary measure.
Khan, who was admitted to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Soura, died shortly after midnight on Wednesday, officials said. "He did not have any bullet injuries," a top police official confirmed.
According to the officials, the young man was injured with a blunt object that day when a violent and unruly crowd was indulging in stone throwing. The mob then alleged that he was hit by a tear gas shell, but forensic evidence suggested that the injury could be possibly by a stone or rock.
Additional Director General of Police Munir Khan, who was at a press conference during which the Army had released a video of two Pakistani terrorists, said the matter was being investigated.