According to KMS, the troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Rang Warnow in Lolab area of the district.
A senior police officer talking to media men claimed that the martyred youth was a militant who was killed during an encounter with Indian troops .
The search operation was going on in the area.
The killing triggered massive protests in the area, with hundreds of residents from Rang Warnow and other adjoining villages rushed towards the area to join protests. Pro-freedom and anti-India slogans were raised on the occasion. The protesters demanded the body of the martyred youth.
On the other hand, complete shutdown was observed in Sopore against the killing of another by Indian troops in Dragmula area, yesterday.
Meanwhile, a police officer and a security guard of a power plant were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Poonch and Ramban districts.