86 had bullet injuries above waist, 257 hit by pellets
Anantnag: The highest number of killings and injuries by government forces during last twelve days of pro-Burhan protests took place in chief minister’s home district Anantnag, followed by Pulwama represented by PDP MLAs only.
As per the figures available, 16 civilian killings took place in different areas of Anantnag. Out of 16 deaths, 11 were brought dead to district hospital while as five others succumbed to injuries at different hospitals in Srinagar.
Besides nearby 500 people sustained injuries in the district. Figures suggest that the hospitals across the district received at least 496 people with injuries since July 9. Out of the total injured taken to the hospitals, 86 had been hit by bullets while as 257 had sustained multiple pellet injuries.
“153 others had suffered injuries either due to tear smoke shells or in beating by government forces,” reveals the data.
A total of 39 persons, who had been critically injured in forces firing were referred to Srinagar while as rest were treated or are undergoing treatment at district hospital. A doctor posted at the hospital said that most of the injured had been hit by bullets above the waist.
Besides dozens of injured were treated at other hospitals including sub-district hospitals and PHCs of the district.
“35 ambulances were also damaged in the district,” a doctor told Kashmir Reader.
In Kulgam, at least eleven people were killed and over one hundred injured in firing by the forces. Out of the total injured, 74 were removed to district hospital Kulgam where from 24 were referred to different hospitals of Srinagar. In neighboring district Pulwama, figures suggest around 150 persons were injured. Out of 150 injured persons 116 were taken to district hospital Pulwama while as others were treated at other hospitals of the district.
“We received a total of 116 injured people. 49 of them were referred on the basis of severity of their injuries,” said a doctor at district hospital Pulwama.
18 of them, he said, had bullet injuries while as 60 had been hit by pellets and 38 by tear smoke shells.