The deceased was identified as Adil Farooq Magray.
Reports said that government forces cordoned off Ganowpora village after inputs about the presence of militants.
However, youth took to streets and clashed with the forces to help the militants escape.
Reports said that Adil suffered a bullet injury during the clashes, following which he was rushed to District Hospital Shopian.
A health official said that Adil was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
Via Greater Kashmir