‘Protest, stone pelting had ended when they fired’
PAMPORE/SRINAGAR: Four people sustained bullet injures on Tuesday evening when the government forces opened fired at them at Samboora, in Pulwama district, on Tuesday evening.
Eyewitness told Kashmir Reader that a protest had erupted after the forces surrounded Ganai Mohalla in the area. The forces believed some militants were hiding in the area.
Superintendent of Police Awantipora Mohammad Zahid told Kashmir Reader the four people sustained injures at around 6:30 pm “after the forces concluded the search operation.”
The injured were rushed to the SMHS Hospital for the treatment.
Superintendent SMHS Hospital Dr Nazir Chowdhry told Kashmir Reader three of the injured had bullet injuries in legs while the fourth was hit in his neck.
“All of them are stable. The three with leg injuries would be referred to Bone and Joint hospital while the one with neck injuries will be treated here,” he said.
At the SMHS hospital, only three persons accompanying the injured spoke to Kashmir Reader on the condition of anonymity. The rest said they fear reprisals from police.
“After they lifted the siege the forces were leaving through Sagripora and that is when they fired bullets on passersby. Protests and stone pelting had ended when they fired at us,” said a youth, wishing anonymity.