SRINAGAR, April 15: A 22-year-old youth who was injured in clashes with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, died on Sunday at a hospital here.
Amir Lone had been battling for life at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) where he was admitted following the clashes on April 3 in Kangan town.
Hospital sources said the Lone died in the early hours of Sunday.
He belonged to the Chattergul village in Ganderbal.
Tension has once again gripped the district where normalcy had returned in the past week with markets, public transport and other businesses started functioning.
Authorities have deployed security forces and taken other precautionary measures to maintain law and order in the wake of Lone’s death.
Thousands participated in the last rites of slain Amir Ahmad Lone who succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura hospital on Sunday morning.
Amir was laid to rest around 11: 30, this morning at his ancestral graveyard in Chuturgul, amid pro-freedom, pro-Islamic and anti-governmental slogans. At least ten thousand mourners including men, women, children and old participated in his funeral procession at his native Chuturgul village of Ganderbal district.