A senior said the angry villagers marched to north Kashmir's Pattan town shouting anti-government slogans and later torching the police station as the news of the death of Tariq Ahmad Sofi, a class 12 student, spread in the town.
Tariq, police said, died when guerrillas fired at the motorcade of a deputy inspector general of CRPF and the officer's guards fired back at Palhallan town in Baramulla district, 35 km from here.
The unruly protesters also and pelted stones on the police station building forcing the police to respond by firing in the air.
"The situation is tense. More paramilitary and police reinforcements were rushed to the spot to control the scene," said a senior police officer here.