An 80-year old woman died after she suffered a massive heart attack by the smoking suffocation during intense tear smoke shelling in Batgund area of South Kashmir’s Shopian District.
Sources told The Kashmiriyat that Raja Begum aged 80 died due to a heart attack caused y the shells fired by government forces during the clashes with protesters that erupted after the killing of six militants in a gunfight on last Sunday in Batagund area.
With the death of the woman the death toll of civilians has risen to two and over all death toll in Batagund gunfight has gone upto 9.
“She suffered massive heart attack by smoking suffocation when government forces fired shells and pellets randomly to control angry protesters who were clashing them.,” Her son said.
The woman was shifted to district Hospital Kulgam where she was declared brought dead. (The Kashmiriyat)
With Inputs from KNS