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Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters on 2nd day of violent clashes; teenager killed

  • Relatives and neighbors of Suhail Ahmed Sofi shout slogans during his funeral procession in Narbal some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy's death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Relatives and neighbors of Suhail Ahmed Sofi shout slogans during his funeral procession in Narbal some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy's death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Indian policeman jumps to avoid a stone thrown at him by Kashmiri protesters in Narbal, some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy's death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    An Indian policeman jumps to avoid a stone thrown at him by Kashmiri protesters in Narbal, some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy's death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik, center wearing blue, sits for a 30-hour- long hunger strike, with social activist Swami Agnivesh, in saffron robe, sitting in support in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Malik along with his supporters began a 30-hour hunger strike to protest India’s plan to build townships for Hindus who fled a rebellion in Muslim-majority areas. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik, center wearing blue, sits for a 30-hour- long hunger strike, with social activist Swami Agnivesh, in saffron robe, sitting in support in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Malik along with his supporters began a 30-hour hunger strike to protest India‚Äôs plan to build townships for Hindus who fled a rebellion in Muslim-majority areas. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a teenage student was killed when Indian government forces fired on protesters on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

The protesters had gathered Saturday morning as shops, businesses and public transportation shut down for a strike called by separatists challenging India's sovereignty in Kashmir.

Police inspector general Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani says troops fired on the rock-hurling demonstrators in the western village of Narbal.

News of the boy's killing has drawn hundreds of angry villagers to join the protests. Troops are trying to disperse the growing crowd with tear gas.

Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani called the strike a day after Indian authorities arrested another separatist leader. The arrest sparked violent protests that left 20 police personnel and five protesters injured.