J&K: Angry mob set Army truck on fire in Anantnag
Posted on: 07:46 AM IST Mar 11, 2012
Anantnag: An angry mob on Saturday set ablaze an Army vehicle after a man was run over by it in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said.
Twenty seven-year-old Yasir Ahmad Wani died on the spot when he was hit by a truck belonging to the security force near Khanabal in Anantnag district at 3:15 pm, they said.
The death of the man led to spontaneous protests in the town as a number of locals pelted the Army convoy with stones, police said.
The protestors set the Army vehicle on fire soon after police had evacuated the Army personnel on board to safety along with their weapons, they said.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot and the blaze was put out, police said.
The situation has been brought under control but tension continued to grip the area, they said.