A minor girl, injured critically in a shootout in Khudwani area of Kulgam district on Thursday morning, succumbed to wounds at a hospital here, officials said on Saturday.
They said Muskan Jan of Wangud-Qaimoh was operated upon at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar and was in coma.
The 14-year old was declared dead by the doctors around midnight, the officials told.
A police official said that militants fired several shots at an army camp stationed in a part of the Rice Research Institute of Sher-e-Kashmir Agriculture University’s (SKUAST) campus at Khudwani on Thursday morning.
“The army retaliated, leading to a brief exchange of fire. Muskan was unfortunately caught in the crossfire and sustained bullet injury,” he said.
She was removed to a sub-district hospital in Qaimoh where doctors referred to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar where she was operated upon by the doctors.