Riots in India after teenage boy's death

CLASHES erupted between residents and government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city yesterday, a day after a teenage boy was killed, allegedly by a rubber bullet fired by police.

Shops, businesses and schools in Srinagar were closed and public buses stayed off the roads in protest at the boy's death.

The 17-year-old student, Tufail Ahmed Mattoo, died on Friday. Local people claimed he was not part of the protest.

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Police called the death "mysterious" and said they were investigating.

Thousands of people defied restrictions imposed by authorities and police and soldiers fired tear gas to quell the protests.