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Kashmiri Youth Succumbs to Pellet Injuries in Srinagar, Restrictions Reimposed

Asrar Ahmed Khan was part of a group holding protests in Soura on August 6, where he was hit by pellets fired by security forces.

Srinagar: A Kashmiri youth who was injured during protests last month died at a Srinagar hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, prompting authorities to reimpose restrictions in parts of the city, officials said.

Asrar Ahmed Khan was part of a group holding 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.

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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 (SKIMS) in Soura, died shortly after midnight on Wednesday, officials said.

“He did not have any bullet injuries,” a top police official told PTI.