Tral, April 18 : At least fifty students were injured/suffocated as protests over justice for minor Kathua girl turned violent in south Kashmir’s Tral on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses said that, students of Govt. Degree College Tral and Boys Higher Secondary School Tral, assembled outside college and started protests, demanding justice to Kathua victim girl.
Soon after the protests, clashes between forces and students erupted and turned violent, leading to the closure of all the shops and other business establishments in Tral town.
Police, Army and CRPF used tear gas shells to disperse the protesting students, resulting injuries/suffocations to at least 50 persons including girls, according to the health officials .
All the injured/suffocated students have been shifted to SDH Tral for specialized treatment.
The students alleged that forces also vandalised the bikes and other vehicles besides window panes of college bus.
However, ADC Tral Riyaz Ahmad Malik and Tehsildar Tral visited the college and assured them that matter would be discussed with forces and also all the arrested students will be released.
Later, on the directions of ADC Tral, arrested boys were released.