Anantnag: A CRPF trooper was attacked with an axe in main town Kulgam on Thursday during an unsuccessful weapon-snatching bid by some youth.
The incident took place at about noon, inside the premises of the mini-secretariat of Kulgam district.
As per police reports, some unidentified men armed with an axe attacked the CRPF trooper within the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex in Kulgam.
“The CRPF man held on to his weapon and fought back, despite getting injured in the axe attack,” a senior police official said, adding that the CRPF man’s resistance made the attackers nervous and they fled the scene.
The injured soldier was immediately shifted to Kulgam district hospital for treatment, where he was stated to be stable. He has been identified as Ashok Kumar of 18 Bn.
Following the attack, the whole area was cordoned off by a contingent of armed forces and searches were carried out to try and nab the attackers.