SRINAGAR: A violent protest erupted Thursday after the body of a youth who had gone missing on Tuesday from Peerbagh area of the city was found this morning.

The body of Owais Bashir (20), a resident of Peerbagh, was found near a local Railway bridge, leading to protests by the residents.

Protesters indulged in stone-pelting on police personnel and blocked the Srinagar Airport road by putting obstacles.

The security personnel fired tear gas shells to clear the road, but in vain.

Shops and business establishments are closed in the area while as traffic is off the roads.