Teenager dies after new riots in Bahrain
Manama, May 22, 2014
A teenager died in Sitra last night even as riots erupted after funeral rituals for another teenager, who died in an explosion there earlier this week.
A body was brought to Sitra Health Centre two hours after the rioters had been dispersed, the General Director of Central Governorate Police said in a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Police operations room received a call from the health centre reporting the body being brought in, he said.
The general director said the Public Prosecution had been notified and an investigation launched.
Police will continue to protect the security of the nation and will respond lawfully to any individual attempting to harm the security of Bahrain, he said.
Opposition groups identified the dead teenager as Sayed Mahmood Sayed Mohsin, 15. They claimed he was shot.
The rioting had been sparked off after funeral rituals for Ali Faisal Al Akrawi, whose right leg was blown off in homemade bomb blast, which happened at around 9am on Friday.
The 19-year-old was immediately taken to Salmaniya Medical Complex, where he was pronounced dead.
The final day of mourning for the Bahraini teenager progressed peacefully, but as the crowds dispersed, rioting broke out at about 5pm.
There was no problem during the funeral ritual, but sabotuers later went on the rampage, burning tyres and attacking policemen with iron rods and Molotov cocktails, the Interior Ministry official said.
"There was trouble the day he was buried too, but this was the end of the mourning period," he said.
"Police moved in using necessary force to disperse rioters and restore order. The rioters dispersed quickly so there were no arrests." - TradeArabia News Service