UPPER DIR, Sept 17: A rally against the anti-Islam film produced in the US turned violent in Wari area of Upper Dir district on Monday, leading to the torching of the press club building and government offices by protesters and the killing of a local resident in police firing.
Students of two local colleges staged a rally and asked journalists to cover it.
The journalists’ refusal enraged them so much that they set the tehsil Wari press club building on fire. Police later arrested some protesters and took them to the local police station. Protesters marched to the police station and demanded the release of their colleagues.
However, police refused, promoting angry mob to throw stones at the police station.
Police opened fire on protesters, killing Mohammad, of Wari, and injuring two.
Angered by the killing, protesters torched sub-divisional magistrate and tehsildar offices and many vehicles.
Later in the day, the district coordination officer announced closure of educational institutions in the district for three days in light of possible protest against the student’s killing.