By Nouman Shan
SRINAGAR: Tales of terror unleashed by police and security forces on people following the death of HM Commander Burhan Wani are surfacing from almost every nook and corner of Valley now.
Nisar Ahamd Wagay, 30, an auto driver from Koil Pulwama is withering in pain at SMHS. According to Wagay, he was almost hacked to death by the BSF personnel from a nearby camp.
Wagay was returning from Srinagar when he was attacked by BSF personnel. “There was stone pelting going on in the vicinity. When I reached Koil, BSF jawans beat me ruthlessly with gun butts and bamboo sticks until I almost lost my consciousness,” Wagay said.
According to Wagay, BSF tried to hand him over to Police but seeing his condition, the latter refused. Wagay was dumped in a drain outside the locality.
Wagay was found half-dead by a local Pandit, who informed his family.
“When we reached the spot, we thought he is dead as he was motionless,” said Wagay’s brother.
Wagay was taken to Pulwama Hospital where doctors after examining his condition referred him to Srinagar for treatment.
Wagay alleged that BSF jawans took away all the money he had. He said that someone from Huriyat [G] gave him Rs 5000 and left his contact number if he needed more help.
Wagay has a fracture in his right arm, which is clearly visible on his X ray film. Visible marks of violence can be seen on his body. Presently he is under treatment at SHMS and has to undergo surgery at Bone and Joints Hospital Burzulla.
Umar Nazir, 12-year-old boy from Rajpora, has lost full vision in his right eye and suffered partial vision disability in left eye. Withering in pain, Umar asked this reporter when will he be able to see properly.
Umar was with his friends after attending funeral in absentia for Burhan, when CRPF personnel from Haal Pulwama showered pellets. He received grave injury in both his eyes and in lower abdomen.
“He was operated once but doctors confirmed full vision disability in his right eye. Doctors said they will do their best to restore the eyesight in his left eye to some extent,’’ said his father.
“I am a poor laborer and had hopes that one day he (Umar) will support our poor family. But now all our hopes have been shattered,’’ he said.
Umar is the eldest son of his family.
Ghulam Mohi Ud Din Bhat, a driver by profession has his entire body pierced with pellets. He also was operated upon but his condition is not stable as his vital organs have been damaged. His ambulance was stopped by police and was allowed to move on when he lied to them saying he received injuries in an accident.
Mohammad Irfan Parray, an 18-year-old boy from far-flung hamlet of Aithora, Baramulla was returning home when he was injured in pellets fired by police personnel from Choura police station. Irfan has received pellet injuries on his face, and head.
As per reports more than 100 civilian have received serious eye injuries. Most of the victims prefer not to get reported, fearing as police profiling.
By Nouman Shan