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Seven Detained Over Tourist’s Death In Kashmir Stone-Pelting

SRINAGAR, MAY 08: Jammu and Kashmir Police has detained seven persons for questioning in connection with the stone pelting incident in which a tourist from Chennai was killed and a girl from Handwara was injured near Narbal on Srinagar-Gulmarg road yesterday.

Official sources told GNS that seven persons were detained for questioning and their role with regard to stone pelting incident is being investigated.

In the incident, passenger vehicles, including ones carrying tourists, were pelted with stones by protesters, resulting into death of the tourist R Thirumani (22) son of Rajwali of Chennai and injuries to a girl Sabreena (19) from Handwara on Monday.

A police officer told GNS that instructions were issued for swift action in this regard and concerned police carried out separate raids and arrested three persons.

The officer said that more arrests are expected in this connection and the investigations are being carried out on the fast track basis.

Police had already filed an FIR Number 57/2018 u/s 148, 247, 307, 336 RPC in Police Station Magam and launched the investigations.

Meanwhile, tourists moved freely on all roads including Srinagar-Gulmarg road where the incident took place, the senior officer said.

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