‘Stone throwing’ youth killed by speeding vehicle: Police

Srinagar: A fourteen year old was killed by a speeding vehicle when he was allegedly throwing stones alongwith other boys at Iqbalabad area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.

A police officer said that 14 year-old Suhail Ahmad Wagay, son of Nazir Ahmad Wagay, resident of Pehru, which also called as Iqbalabad, in Anantnag was killed when an unknown vehicle, hit him.

The officer said that the boy was part of a group of youth who were pelting stones on vehicles for defying shutdown. “He was shifted to District hospital Anantnag where he succumbed. Police have registered a case and probe has been started,” he said.

This is the first incident of its kind when a stone throwing boy has been killed after being hit by the vehicle.

Earlier, Scooty-riding girl died when she was hit by a vehicle during stone pelting at Parimpora. (GNS)

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