Shopian girls operated in SKIMS, one of them on ventilator

Srinagar: Two Shopian girls, injured yesterday have been operated upon at SKIMS Soura where their condition is stated to be stable.

Medical Superintendent of the Valley’s only tertiary care Dr Syed Amin Tabish said that the girls were operated soon after admitted to the institute.

“One of them namely Saima who had head injury has shown slight improvement but she continues to be on ventilator,” Tabish said.

Regarding another girl Sabreena Jan, he said she is very much stable and would probably be shifted to general ward tomorrow.

The girls were injured at Chaigund Audoo Shopian where two militants and a civilian minor boy were killed on Wednesday evening.

The Police say that the girls as well as the minor boy Shakir Ahmad Mir were caught in cross firing. The police insist that the causalities were not suffered in law and order situation.

The incident triggered protests in state legislative assembly yesterday with opposing national conference and congress legislators demanding statement from the government in the house.

The legislators include Ali Mohd Sagar, ALtaf Kaloo, Shamima Firdous, Abdul Majeed Larmi and others also shouted slogans against the government and urged it to stop what they call bloodshed in the valley. (GNS)

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