| GEO World|
| One killed in police firing in Indian held Kashmir|
| Updated at: 0054 PST, Monday, October 27, 2008|
SRINAGAR: One person was on Sunday killed and eight others injured in police firing in Baramullah town in Indian held Kashmir in the wake of protests over alleged high-handedness of security forces, prompting authorities to clamp curfew.
Irfan Ahmad, a university student, was killed on the spot when he was hit by a bullet in his chest during the firing by security forces after baton charge and teargas shelling failed to control the violent mob in the town, 55 km from here, official sources said.
Eight persons were injured including four with bullet wounds as authorities imposed curfew in the town this afternoon to control the situation, they said.
The sources said the crowd was protesting against the detention of certain functionaries of the separatist Tehrek-e-Hurriyat on Saturday night by security forces.
The sources claimed that the security forces were fired upon from within the crowd and in the retaliatory fire one person was killed.