Here we list a few important facts that led to the Handwara firing episode.

Handwara violence began after the news of an alleged molestation bid on a local girl student by an Army jawan inside public toilet, situated near an Army camp in the locality. This news spread like wildfire and hundreds of angry protesters gathered on the streets and attacked an Army bunker in Handwara. They assaulted the Army personnel and ransacked the bunker before setting it on fire.

Nayeem, who is said to have been recording the video on his mobile phone, was killed after being shot when Army personnel opened fire. Later in the day, a video was circulated on a social networking site which is said to have been recorded by Police officers while the girl was being taken away by the cops.

In the same video, the girl completely denied the reports of molestation bid by any Army personnel. Further, she claimed to have been harassed by some locals.

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