The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Kellam area of the district.
The operation was jointly launched by Indian army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police.
The authorities suspended mobile phone and Internet services in the district. Train services have also been suspended in South Kashmir.
Dozens of people were injured when troops fired pellets on protesters in Kellam village of Kulgam.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, who was hanged by Indian authorities in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 11th of February in 1984.
Call for the strike has been given by Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.