Another Kangan youth battling for life in SKIMS 

Srinagar: A youth who was injured during clashes on Tuesday evening in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district continues to struggle for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura. The youth identified as Muhammad Amir sustained head injuries during the clashes that broke out in the area after the death of another youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather on Tuesday.

On Tuesday evening, a police spokesperson said that at least two youth were injured during the clashes between protesters and security forces in Kangan area of Ganderbal district.

Mohammad Amir and Irfan Ahmad were brought to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment. Amir had sustained injuries in his head while as Irfan had injuries in his chest, a doctor posted at SKIMS said.

Amir, as of now, has been put on life saving support and continues to battle for his life at SKIMS, where his condition is said to be critical, a doctor said, wishing not to be named.

While talking to ‘Kashmir Vision’, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan, while confirming that Amir’s condition is ‘critical’, said that he has been put on life saving support and his condition is being monitored regularly.

“Two injured youth were brought to SKIMS on Tuesday evening. One had injuries on his head, while the other one has injuries on his chest,” Dr Jan said.

While stating that Amir’s condition continues to be critical, the MS said that he is on ventilator support as of now.

According to the Medical Superintendent, Irfan Ahmad, who was also brought to SKIMS on Tuesday with injuries in his chest has been discharged after he stabilized after initial treatment.

The doctors are saying that Amir has endured Extradural Haemorrhage, which is associated with a history of head trauma and frequently associated skull fracture. “Typically, Extradural Haematomas are seen in young patients who have sustained head trauma, usually with an associated skull fracture,” a doctor said.

However, the medicos did not confirm whether he was hit by a teargas shell or pellets, but maintained that there are multiple fractures in his skull that has caused severe internal bleeding.

Pertinently, Gowhar Ahmad Rather S/O Abdul Rehman Rather from Kangan succumbed on Tuesday afternoon after he was hit by pellets in his head after police tried to chase some miscreants in Kangan on Monday. However, locals and relative refuted the police claim and said that he was shot by a cop from close range. Following the death of Gowhar voilent protests were reported from the area.

Earlier the police had stated that no firearms were used during the clashes in Kangan area on Monday, however Gowhar’s medical record had stated that foreign body substances were found in his skull, with an entry spot as well as a clear exit spot, causing several deformities in his brain.


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