India, Srinagar: After killing of two youths during a clash between security forces and civilians over the alleged molestation of a girl by an Army man, curfew has been imposed in Handwara town in north Kashmir. More than one dozen villagers were injured in the clashes.
One of the youths, killed in the clashes, was buried in Kupwara amid anti-India protests. Locals said curfew was imposed in Handwara and its neighbouring areas as authorities fear fresh protests in the town. Unconfirmed reports said another injured woman from Langate succumbed to injuries at SKIMS. The Army and police have regretted the killings and announced a probe into the matter. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the guilty will be punished. Meanwhile, restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under five police stations in the old city. There is also a strike in the Valley called by separatists against the killing of the youths in Handwara.