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Truck driver killed in stone-pelting in Kashmir

Truck driver killed in stone-pelting in Kashmir

In a freak stone-pelting incident, protesters on August 25 evening hurled stones at a civilian truck in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, killing the driver, police said.

Noor Mohammed Dar, 42, resident of Zradipora Uranhall locality, was returning home when protesters mistook his truck for a security force vehicle and hurled stones at it. The driver, hit on the head, was shifted to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, they said.

According to police, protesters had been hurling stones at civilians too and earlier this month, injured an 11-year-old girl at downtown of Srinagar city. J&K Director-General of Police Dilbag Singh directed officials to apprehend the culprits and ensure that stern action is taken , police added.

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