Litter (Pulwama): For Sayar Tariq Rather, a 17-year-old class XII student from Litter village of Pulwama, life is “different” and difficult after he received pellet injuries in his eye in October.
“Life is now different for me now. I was spending 3-4 hours on sports activities but now I am not even able to walk properly,” he said adding that he is not able to study either.
On October 14, a two LeT militants were killed in a gunfight in their village.
Sayar says that he came out of his home, when the noise of gunfire had stopped.
“As firing stopped, I went outside my home and saw there was no one around there. But the government forces were hiding behind walls in one of the streets. When they saw me they fired pellets on me which left me seriously injured and half blinded,” Sayar said.
“There was neither any protest nor stone pelting in the area but despite that government forces ruined my life,” he said.
Sayar’s father Tariq Ahmad Rather said that he has spent Rs 60000 on three surgeries and medicines for regaining his son’s eye sight, “but all in vain”.
“Doctors have now given us date of February for another surgery and they told us that a new artificial lens would be placed in his eye,” Tariq said.