Budgam clash: Death toll rises to five, 36 injured

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: The death toll in the clash between the protestors and the security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam has risen to five and as many as 36 people are reported injured.

Earlier, it was reported that a clash broke out on Sunday near a polling station in Dalwan Pakerpora area of Budgam.

Petrol bombs were hurled at the polling station, as voting for the by-election to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency began here.

Meanwhile, clashes between protestors and security forces also broke out in the Nasrullahpora and Chadoora areas, leaving four injured.

Nine candidates are in fray for the Srinagar parliamentary constituency where more than 1,500 polling stations have been set up for nearly 12.61 lakh voters.

Security was beefed up and internet services were also shut down ahead of the polling. (ANI)