Youth shot in head during Pulwama clashes succumbs

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Srinagar: A youth injured critically in government forces firing in Chewakalan area of this south Kashmir district, succumbed to his injuries at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital.

Fayaz Ahmad was critically wounded when government forces allegedly opened fire to disperse a group of protesters near Chewakalan this afternoon, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

The injured youth died at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital where he was brought for advanced treatment.

Medical Superintendent, SMHS hospital Dr Saleem confirmed to Kashmir Reader that the youth succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Ahmad had received bullet in his head when government forces fired live ammunition to disperse a group of protesters in Chewakalan Kangan area this afternoon. He was taken to district hospital but the doctors there referred him to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment.