Chennai tourist hit in stone-pelting dies, Mehbooba meets family

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on late Monday met the family members of tourist from Chennai who passed away after being injured in stone pelting on Srinagar-Gulmarg Road near Narbal.

Mehbooba also offered her condolences and expressed grief over the incident.

R. Thirumani succumbed to his injuries in a Srinagar hospital on Monday after he was hit by a stone during a clash between the security forces and protesters at Narabal.

He was in a vehicle along with his family and was traveling in between Srinagar and Kashmir's premier resort of Gulmarg.

"Minutes after being hit, Thirumani was rushed to a city's hospital where he succumbed to his injuries in the evening," said police.

The rampant incidents of stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir have become a matter of concern for the administration. Earlier on May 2, a bus carrying school students of was attacked by stone-pelters in Zawoora village of Shopian district.

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