Srinagar: A 60-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were hit by bullets that army soldiers fired at Shalteng, HMT, Srinagar, on Saturday evening.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ismail Parray said that the army soldiers were at Shalteng on information of some suspicious activity there. He said the army opened fire when it signaled a car to stop. “When the car did not come to a halt, they opened some fire in the air,” Parray said. “It was during that time that two persons sustained injuries. One has received injury in his thigh while the other in her hand. Both are stable.”
The SSP also said that a case has been registered into the incident and investigations are on.
Soon after the incident, the injured were rushed to SKIMS Bemina. The hospital authorities identified the man as Abdul Aziz laway, a resident of Fruit Mandi Shalteng.
“He has received a bullet in his right thigh,” a doctor at the hospital said. “He was standing at Shalteng when he was hit by the bullet.”
The other injured was identified as Syeda Salaam, a resident of Shalteng Maloora.
“She was in the car along with her son when the bullet hit her hand,” the doctors tending her told Kashmir Reader. “While they were driving, it was all of sudden she saw her hand in a pool of blood.”
The doctors said both the admitted patients are out of danger and are being provided medical aid.
Meanwhile, forces on Saturday evening restored to aerial firing after a “suspicious vehicle was challenged to stop”. Local sources said that they heard some gunshots in Alyalpora area of main town which created panic in the area.
Senior superintendent of police Shopian S A Dinkar told Kashmir Reader, “Police signaled a suspicious vehicle to stop but it escaped. Security forces resorted to aerial firing to stop the vehicle,” he said