Baramulla, Mar 8: An old man died after being hit by a police vehicle in this north Kashmir district on Wednesday night during a search operation, evoking massive protests.
Official sources said that a team of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police had gone to Delina to arrest some persons last night. However, locals immediately hit the streets and protested against the police action.
The demonstrators pelted stones, they said, adding that while leaving the place, police personnel fired several rounds in the air to disperse them.
However, a police vehicle hit a 60-year-old Abdu Aziz Ahangar, they said, adding that the injured was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Later, massive protests erupted in the area after people from nearby areas joined them. Protests continued till late in the night. Further investigation into the matter is going on