A woman was killed and two others injured in Jammu and Kashmir after protestors hurled stones at an SUV they believed belonged to a government authority, police said on Tuesday. The stone pelters targeted the vehicle in Srinagar as it was on the road despite the separatists-sponsored shutdown in the Valley, PTI reported.
Police said the car hit two sisters as it was reversing to avoid the attack. "The two were critically injured in the incident. Both were shifted to a hospital, where the elder sister succumbed to her injuries," a police spokesperson said. In another incident, a man was injured in Safa Kadal locality after protestors pelted stones at him for venturing out on his two-wheeler.
The unrest in the Kashmir Valley entered its 81st day on Tuesday since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani on July 8. Wani's death in an encounter triggered statewide protests, while the government's handling of the law-and-order situation drew criticism. The killing also led India's relations with Pakistan to worsen, with the neighbouring country declaring Wani a martyr and calling for plebiscites in Kashmir.