SRINAGAR: Army vehicles crushed eight horses of nomadic Gujjars to death and injured three others in Kulgam’s Frisal village on Sunday. However, the army has denied the allegation.
Eyewitnesses said the Bakerwals, who are moving to plains ahead of winter, were herding their livestock along the main road when the army vehicles reached the spot and in a fit of rage crushed ten horses under their wheels. “The army men got infuriated over the blockade of the road by movement of livestock and without waiting drove their vehicles over them,” said a local . The army men he said also ruthlessly thrashed the nomads and arrested two of them.”It is wrong report. We deny it,” said Srinagar-based PRO defense Col Rajesh Kalia