Injured Kangan youth loses battle of life

Srinagar: A 22-year-old Kangan youth, who was admitted at SKIMS Soura in critical condition on Monday evening, succumbed to injuries today.

A doctor of the institute told a local news agency that the youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather was admitted late Monday evening in SKIMS.

“Gowhar succumbed today in the afternoon due to serious firearm injury in his head,” the doctor said, adding that the youth was also shot from a short distance with pellets. 

Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq Jan also confirmed the death.

Locals had also alleged that the youth was hit by a bullet in government forces’ action at Kangan in during the clashes. However, police have denied the claim.

“On 02-04-2018, a group of miscreants had gathered in Kangan market to pelt stones and disturb law and order in the area. A police party reached the spot. On seeing, the miscreants started running during the course of which a boy Gowhar Ahmad Rather son Abdur Rahman Rather of Kangan fell down and injured his head on the edge of the drain,” a police spokesperson had said. 

He said the injured person was taken to Trauma Hospital Kangan where from he was referred to SKIMS Soura. “Reports regarding bullet injury are completely false since no bullet was fired on the spot,” the spokesperson had said. (GNS)

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