Anantnag: A 35-year-old man apprehended by police, a few days back was Thursday brought into Anantnag district hospital, with his throat slit-from an army camp in Dooru area of Anantnag district-and is now battling for life at a hospital in Srinagar.
The man has been identified as Feroz Ahmad Hajam, son of Ghulam Rasool Hajam, a resident of Khretti village in Kokernag area of Anantnag district. He is a barber by profession.
Police have maintained that Hajam tried to end his life, “by slitting his throat,”
“He is a Jaish suspect and was apprehended in connection with a case,” a police statement read, “During questioning he went to attend nature’s call and tried to end his life by slitting his throat,”
Hajam was today referred to Anantnag district hospital from the 19 RR camp in Nadoora village in Dooru area of the district.
As per sources the camp sought an ambulance from the Primary Health Centre (PHC), Verinag.
The doctor (Medical Officer) accompanying the ambulance told Kashmir Reader that the Station House Officer (SHO) Dooru, Showkat Ahmad Khan, was also present at the camp when the ambulance reached there.
“We were not allowed to even touch him, neither were we told who he was,” the doctor said, adding that the injured was carried in the ambulance till Mir Bazar area on the National Highway, where he was transferred into a critical care ambulance from Anantnag district hospital.
SHO Dooru, Showkat Ahmad Khan, ascertained that Hajam was shifted from the 19 RR camp.
“I don’t know who he is but he had gone to the washroom and attempted suicide there at the camp. We preferred treatment over investigation to be able to save his life,” Khan told Kashmir Reader.
A doctor at Anantnag district hospital acknowledged that Hajam was brought into the facility and was later referred to Srinagar.
“He was in shock. He had a deep cut on his neck, because of which he could not breathe. We gave him the medical attention he needed and referred him to Srinagar,” the doctor said.
The doctor said that there were chances he might survive.
Kashmir Reader tried to get in touch with Hajam’s family but they were accompanying him to the hospital and could not be contacted.