Police detain seven persons

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Srinagar, May 8: Police has detained seven persons for questioning in connection with the stone pelting incident in which a tourist from Chennai was killed and a girl from Handwara was injured near Narbal on Srinagar-Gulmarg road Monday.
Official sources said that seven persons were detained for questioning and their role with regard to stone pelting incident is being investigated. In the incident, the tourist and civil passenger vehicles were targeted by the stone pelting youth leading to the death of the tourist R Thirumani (22) son of Rajwali of Chennai and injuries to a girl Sabreena (19) from Handwara on Monday.
A Police officer said that instructions were issued for swift action in this regard and concerned police carried out separate raids and arrested three persons.
The officer said that more arrests are expected in this connection and the investigations are being carried out on the fast track basis.
Police had already filed an FIR Number 57/2018 u/s 148, 247, 307, 336 RPC in Police Station Magam and launched the investigations.
Meanwhile, tourists moved freely on all roads including Srinagar-Gulmarg road where the incident took place, the senior officer said.
“It was perhaps the unfortunate incident and isolated one wherein some miscreants pelt stones on all vehicles including tourists and local vehicles,” he said, adding it was not that the particular tourists were attacked but all vehicles which passed through the area.