Srinagar: With injuries on his left arm and head, Ehtisham Ahmad (25) a Hizbul militant was lying on bed number 14 of Surgical Emergency Ward at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), with four men from the Delhi Police and one local policeman securing his movements.
Nobody from Eshtisham’s family was allowed to meet and accompany him at the hospital, rather the security personnel were seen doing all the chores for him at the hospital.
“Nobody was even allowed to talk to him, let alone go near him,” said an attendant, who was attending on his patient nearby.
A visibly pale, Ehtisham bandaged in his arm and head was walking with guards whenever they ordered him to in the state of utter dismay and disappointment. Dressed in light brown Khan suit, Eshtisham seemed not to be uttering even a word, and all that he was communicating was with his eyes and non-verbal signs, somehow depicting his inability to speak and a state of ‘shock’ that he was in.
Ehtisham is one of the 18 victims of allegedly police assault on the night of November 21 in Delhi’s Tihar jail. He was produced before the court in north Kashmir’s Sopore in Baramulla in an old case involving slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Qayoom Najar.
In his mid twenties, Ehtisham was brought to Srinagar on Monday from where he was driven to Sopore Tuesday morning, where from later, he was referred to SKIMS for specialized treatment.
According to doctors who are attending on him, Ehtisham was beaten up ruthlessly, which was depicted by the grave injuries that he has suffered, particularly in his head.
“There are injuries in his head and left arm, we have performed certain diagnostic tests, and he is stable as of now,” said a doctors wishing anonymity. “You can see, he is walking and will be discharged in a few days”.
While talking to Kashmir Vision, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Amin Tabish said that the patient is said to be stable, and will be discharged in a day or two. “You might have seen the injuries that he has sustained, we are trying to ascertain the gravity of injuries, which as of now, seem not to be so serious,” he said, adding “he may be in a state of shock, but he is stable.”