Shopian: An 8-year-old student of a private school was injured grievously after the school bus he was travelling in came under stone-pelting in Zavoora village in Shopian district on Wednesday.
The injured kid, a student of Class 2 at Rainbow International School, has been identified as Rehan Ahmad Gorsi, son of Nooruddin Gorsi, resident of Zampathri, Kellar, in Shopian district.
“He had a grievous injury to his head. We shifted him to SKIMS in Srinagar,” a doctor at Shopian District Hospital said.
He said that the kid had gone through a CT-Scan at SKIMS and the test had revealed that he had suffered Haematoma (clotting of blood in the head).
“He is stable and under treatment there,” the doctor said.
The incident took place at about 9:30 in the morning in Zavoora village. The bus was ferrying students to their school in Deegam, Batpora, from adjoining villages when some persons pelted it with stones.
“One of the students was hurt when a stone came crashing through the glass pane,” principal of the school, Sajad Ahmad Khan, said. “He has been seriously injured and is under treatment.”
Sources said that the school administration closed the school for the day and sent the perturbed kids back home.
Senior Superintendent of Police Shopian Shailendra Mishra said that the multiple stones rained at the bus entered it, as the students had kept the glass panes open.
“The students ducked and fortunately most of them were saved. One of the students, however, has suffered a grievous injury and is being treated in Srinagar,” Mishra said.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while condemning the incident said that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. “Shocked and angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian. The perpetrators of this senseless and cowardly act will be brought to justice,” she said.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said of the incident, “How does pelting stones on school children or tourist buses help advance the agenda of these stone pelters? These attacks deserve our unequivocal condemnation.”