Sources said 75-year-old Mohammad Shafiq Lone was allegedly hit by a speeding Army vehicle at Iqbal market in Kupwara town at around 1100 hrs. He was killed on the spot.
Angry villagers later assembled at the scene and staged violent protests. They shouted slogans against the Army and also damaged the vehicle, the sources added.
Senior police and civil officials rushed to the spot.
Police have registered a case and arrested the errant driver, the sources said.