As the demonstrators tried to break the security cordon and march towards the encounter site, security forces burst teargas shells, which had no impact as the demonstrators, who were pelting stones. Security forces opened fire besides fired pellets to control the stone pelting mob, they said, adding that several youth were injured. The injured were rushed to Sub District Hospital Chadoora from where two of them were referred to SHMS hospital.
One of the youth, identified as Zahid Rashid, who received a bullet injury on his neck, was declared brought dead in the Srinagar hospital. Another youth, identified as Kaisar Ganai, who received pellet injuries succumbed at SMHS hospital. Meanwhile, shop and business establishments have downed shutters and traffic is off the roads in Budgam, where only security forces vehicles could be seen plying. (UNI)