Srinagar by-polls: Death toll in Budgam clash rises to three

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr. 9 : Two more persons have been reported killed in the clash between the protesters and the security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam taking the death toll to three.

Earlier, it was reported that a person was killed after 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 protesters 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..

Source: ANI