Youth killed after SFs fire at vehicle that jumped checkpoint in Budgam

Srinagar: A youth was killed when security forces fired at a vehicle after it allegedly jumped two checkpoints despite being signaled to stop in central Kashmir district of Budgam on Wednesday.

A senior police officer said that the vehicle was signaled to stop at a checkpoint established by CRPF personnel in Narbal Kawoosa in Budgam. “The vehicles jumped this checkpoint and another one established at a distance following which security forces fired at the vehicle,” he said, adding that a person onboard was injured.

He said the injured was taken to a hospital.

However, sources said that the youth, identified as Mehraj-ud-din , was declared brought dead at SHMS hospital in Srinagar.