Protests In Kashmir After Civilian 'Killed By Indian Military'

Hundreds of people in Indian-administered Kashmir have staged protests after a man was said to be killed by security forces who were also accused of placing his grandson on top of his body to take photographs.

The Inspector-General of police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told reporters that rebels opened fire at security forces from a mosque in the northern town of Sopore, setting off a battle on Wednesday.

Kumar claimed that the civilian, Bashir Ahmed Khan, was killed by the rebel fighters as he was driving past and "the family was pressurised by them to blame it on the security forces".

However, the family of the slain civilian alleged that Khan was dragged from his car and shot dead by paramilitary troopers.

His three-year-old grandson, who was travelling with him, was later pictured sitting on his chest.



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