Amid the ongoing protests and violence against the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in Awantipora, a mob has attacked the wife and daughter of a police offer in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
“A mob attacked the house of sub inspector Mohammad Ashraf Pal at Chandrigam and beat up his wife and daughter. Both were injured in the attack,” a police official said.
Luckily, Pal, who is posted as duty officer at Sangam police post in Bibjehara area of Anantnag district, was not at home at the time of the attack.
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The injured duo were shifted to sub district hospital Awantipora where their condition is stated to be stable.
The mob also ransacked the house.
The Kashmir Valley was calm on July 13 but large areas were under strict curfew for a fifth day, even as two more persons wounded in street clashes died in Srinagar, taking the death toll to 36 in violent protests. However, despite relative calm, clashes occurred between the security forces and unruly mobs at more than three dozen places.
A mob attacked a police station in north Kashmir’s Kralpora town of Kupwara district.
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The mob also torched a police vehicle there in which some policemen were trapped.
To save the trapped policemen, security forces opened fire at the mob injuring 14 persons. One of the injured later succumbed to bullet injuries, police sources said.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, taken into custody Twitter
Another mob attacked a minority police picket in Tral town of the same district setting fire to the picket.