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Stone-pelters kill shopkeeper in Kashmir

Stone-pelters kill shopkeeper in Kashmir

Author: TNN
Publication: The Times of India
Date: December 14, 2011
URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Stone-pelters-kill-shopkeeper-i%20%20n-Kashmir/articleshow/11108289.cms

A shopkeeper who was beaten by stone-pelters, for defying their dictates two weeks ago in Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

Son of Abdul Salaam Bhat, 24 years old Tariq Ahmad Bhat, a shopkeeper in Nowhatta, was severely beaten by a group of stone-pelters on Saturday, December 3, 2011, when he defied their dictate to shut down his shop.

A group of miscreants pelted stones on shopkeepers in Gojwara, Nowhatta to enforce a shut down on December. The shopkeeper, Tariq Ahmad Bhat objected to their dictates and refused to close his shop. The mob pelted stones on his shop and severely beat him with a cricket bat. He suffered serious head injuries and was shifted to SKIMS, Soura for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

Police Station Nowhatta registered an FIR and arrested four stone pelters involved in the killing of the shopkeeper.

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