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13/05/2020 2:03 PM IST

Kashmiri Killed After CRPF Opened Fire At Vehicle That Jumped Checkpoint, Mobile Internet Suspended In Budgam

The civilian was rushed to a hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to injuries.

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Paramilitary troopers seen in Srinagar.

A man was killed when CRPF personnel opened fire on his vehicle which jumped a security checkpoint in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police told the Press Trust of India.

Journalists in Kashmir reported that mobile internet had been suspended in Budgam following the incident.

A police official told PTI: “At around 10:45 am, a naka party of CRPF signalled a vehicle to stop at Kawoosa in the jurisdiction of police station Magam in district Budgam, but the driver of vehicle tried to run away from the spot.”

The official said the vehicle’s driver was injured after CRPF troops fired shots.

The driver, identified as Mehrajudin, a resident of Makhana Beerwah, was rushed to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to injuries, the official said.