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Kathua rape-and-murder: Students protest, clash with forces in Sopore

Srinagar—Government forces on Tuesday fired teargas shells to disperse students of Degree College Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, protesting against rape and brutal murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu region.

Scores of students of Degree College Sopore, which opened on Tuesday morning after remaining closed for about a week for 'security reasons', hit the streets outside the institutions, demanding death penalty for the culprits in the case.

Shouting slogans in favour of the rape and murder victim, the protesting students tried to take out a protest march. However, forces deployed in the area stopped students from moving ahead. As the protestors didn’t back down, forces fired teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, who later resorted to stone pelting.

The clashes were still going on when the reports last came in.

 

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