Youth succumbs to injuries; Kashmir toll rises to 83

Srinagar, Oct 1: Another youth, who was injured during clashes between protestors and security forces last month, today succumbed at a hospital, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley to 83.

Muzaffar Ahmad Pandith was injured when he was hit by pellets during clashes between protestors and security forces
at Chek-e-Kawoosa in Narbal area of Budgam district in second week of September, a police official said.

The youth was discharged from SMHS hospital after few days of treatment but was admitted to SKIMS hospital at Bemina
some days ago due to severe infection.

Pandith was referred to SKIMS Hospital at Soura hospital where he died this morning, the official added.

With this, the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which broke out a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8, has risen to 83.

Meanwhile, curfew was today lifted from Srinagar as the situation improved in the city, but normal life remained
suspended in the Valley due to the separatist-sponsored strike for the 85th consecutive day.

Curfew has been lifted from the areas of Srinagar where the curbs were in force yesterday and there is no curfew
anywhere in Kashmir today, a police official said.