Srinagar: A family of seven members in Noorbagh area of Srinagar has accused police of beating them all, including a child and women, on Sunday
The 14-month old child, Ayan Ahmad, was injured after the glass splinters from the windowpane smashed by the police struck his forehead, the family said.
Mohammad Latief, the family head, said, “I took Ayan for dressing as he was bleeding. My two daughters went hysterical seeing their brother bleeding and they nearly swooned when the police thrashed them.”
Latief said the police entered his home because they were chasing two teenagers who had probably attacked them with stones and escaped through the lane in which his house is located.
Many residents of Noorbagh accused the police of Safa Kadal police station of abusing people when they pass by them.
“They throw stones at our homes. They even fired teargas shells inside residential houses to create scare,” said a group of women, pointing to used teargas shells and damaged windowpanes, said.
Meanwhile, the residents of HMT, Zainakote, have alleged that forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Sunday in which 35-year-old Mehraj Ahmad sustained pellet injuries in an eye.
“He was sitting on a shopfront along with a few neighbours when a police party passed by and shot a burst of pellets at them,” said a man who attended to Mehraj at the SMHS Hospital.
Station House Officer Safa Kadal Police Station told Kashmir Reader that police did not attack any family in Noorbagh.
“We have no involvement in this incident. The stone-pelters there (Noorbagh) are in the habit of levelling baseless allegations at police,” he said.