SRINAGAR (Reuters/AFP) - Angry protesters clashed with troops in Kashmir on Monday, injuring dozens in ongoing anti-India protests over the rape and murder of two Muslim women, police and witnesses said. Offices and businesses were shut as a strike called by the Kashmirs pro-freedom leaders crippled activity on Monday, the third day of protests in Kashmir, where near daily street protests since last year are giving new life to a separatist movement. Residents said the two women, aged 17 and 22, were abducted, raped and killed by security forces on Friday in Shopian town, 60 km south of Srinagar. Their families said the corpses bore marks of violence and that their clothes were torn. They have accused security forces of abducting, raping and subsequently killing them. Indian authorities denied the killing and said the women drowned in a stream. A police statement on Saturday said a post mortem conducted revealed no marks of violence. Over 70 people were wounded in weekend clashes between police and angry protesters in Shopian. On Monday, more protests erupted in Shopian and adjoining villages, with riot police using teargas and firing into the air to disperse the crowds. Some 15 people, including women, were hurt, a police officer said. Srinagar was almost totally locked down. There is a huge security presence in our locality. It is like curfew. We are not being allowed to move out, said Srinagar resident Altaf Ahmed. The strike called by All Parties Hurriyat Conference, also closed schools, colleges and many government offices in Occupied Kashmir. In Srinagar, the focus of a 20-year insurgency that has killed tens of thousands, most of the streets were deserted except for security patrols on the roads. Police and soldiers were out in force to prevent more violent protests. The strike call was backed by Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed by India for last years Mumbai attacks. Lashkar-e-Taiba and Kashmiri people have resolved to continue struggle against Indian forces and protect the chastity of Kashmiri women, the groups spokesman, Abdullah Gaznavi, said in a statement. Indian security forces fighting freedom fighters in Kashmir have been accused in the past of human rights violations, including rape and extrajudicial killings.