A person was killed in a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) firing after a vehicle allegedly jumped a checkpoint in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Thursday evening.
A police spokesman said a vehicle without a number plate was signalled to stop at a checkpoint established by the CRPF’s 80 Battalion near Monghal Bridge in Anantnag.
“However, it rushed towards the checkpoint. The on-duty troops then challenged it. Troops fired upon in self-defence, in which one person died. But the driver of the vehicle managed to escape from the spot. Credentials of the deceased person are being verified,” the spokesman said.