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Chennai Tourist Hit In Stone-Pelting Dies, Mehbooba Meets Family

SRINAGAR, MAY 08: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on late Monday met the family members of tourist from Chennai who passed away after being injured in stone pelting on Srinagar-Gulmarg Road in Magam area.

Mehbooba also offered her condolences and expressed grief over the incident.

R. Thirumani succumbed to his injuries in a Srinagar hospital on Monday after he was hit by a stone during a clash between the security forces and protesters at Magam.

He was in a vehicle along with his family and was traveling in between Srinagar and Kashmir’s premier resort of Gulmarg.

“Minutes after being hit, Thirumani was rushed to a city’s hospital where he succumbed to his injuries in the evening,” said police.

The rampant incidents of stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir have become a matter of concern for the administration. Earlier on May 2, a bus carrying school students of was attacked by stone-pelters in Zawoora village of Shopian district.

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