Youth injured in Kangan, critical


Srinagar : A 22 –year old was injured critically at Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

While locals allege that he suffered bullet injuries, police said that it was investigating the incident.

Locals said that there were clashes at Kangan area and government forces resorted to teargas shells, pellets and opened few rounds. One of the youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman suffered critical head injuries and has been admitted to SKIMS Soura.

An official of the local police station said that it is being investigated as to how the youth suffered injuries.

“Today on 02-03-2018 a group of miscreants had gathered in Kangan market to pelt stones and disturb law and order in the area,” a police spokesman in a statement said.

A police party reached the spot on seeing which the miscreants started running during the course of which a boy Gowhar Ahmad Rather S/O Abdur Rahman Rather R/O Kangan fell down and injured his head on the edge of the drain, the spokesman said.

The injured person was taken to Trauma Hospital Kangan from where he was referred to SKIMS Soura. Reports regarding bullet injury are completely false since no bullet was fired on the spot, the spokesman said.

Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Soura Dr. Farooq Jan confirmed that Gowhar was received in critical conditions and is being treated.

“His condition is very bad,” Medical Superintendent said. Asked whether he has been hit by bullet or cause of injury is something else, the Medical Superintended said: I can’t say anything right now. (GNS)

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