A 12-year-old boy was killed in Army firing on protesters during clashes near Mandigam village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. The clashes erupted when the security forces, who were deployed at a local government high school for election duty, were withdrawing from the area. The youths pelted stones on the forces, who retaliated by firing pellets and one cartridge hit Ovais, causing serious injuries. He was taken to the Sub-district Hospital at Kralgund, which referred him to the District Hospital Handwara. However, doctors at DH hospital Handwara declared Ovais as brought dead. He had suffered multiple pellet injuries on skull, chest, neck and abdomen.