Kashmir unrest: Woman killed, 2 injured as stone pelters take to streets

Stone-pelters reportedly targeted the car mistaking it for an official vehicle. (Representative Image) Photograph:( AFP )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 27, 2016, 10.48 AM (IST)

One woman died and two others were injured in Kashmir's Parimpora area on Tuesday as stone pelters targeted vehicles that ventured out despite the separatists' call for a bandh.

Fozia, 20 and Nadia, 18, were hit by an SUV (sports utility vehicle) that was driving in reverse after it faced heavy stone pelting near Rogan Gali in Parimpora, a police spokesperson said. "The two were critically injured in the incident. Both were shifted to hospital where the elder sister succumbed to injuries," he was reported as saying by PTI.

The stone pelters believed that the SUV was an official vehicle, the spokesperson said. A case has been registered in the case.

Another person, Furqan Hamid, riding a bike, was injured when stone pelters attacked him near Aalie Masjid in Safa Kadal area.

"Furqan Hamid suffered an injury in his head and has been shifted to SKIMS Soura for treatment. His condition is stable," the spokesperson told PTI.

Kashmir has been hit by violence since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani on July 8.

With the curfew now lifted from most parts of Srinagar, separatists have called for bandh, asking people to stay indoors except for a few hours in the evening.

(WION with inputs from agencies)