Kokernag throat-slitting case referred to SHRC; police to file report immediately

Kokernag throat-slitting case referred to SHRC; police to file report immediately
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SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the J&K police to immediately file their report in a case involving the throat slitting of a man from Kokernag in south Kashmir.
The direction was made after the chief prosecuting officer told the Commission that the police report is in the pipeline and will be submitted by the next date of hearing.
Meanwhile, a medical report was submitted by the Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital about the throat-slitting of Feroz Ahmed Hajam, 24, a resident of Laroo, Kokernag, in Anantnang.The report states that they received Hajam in a very critical condition with his throat badly cut.
The report states that as per the OPD ticket of District Hospital Anantnag, the patient who was attended had a feeble pulse, BP not recordable and gasping for breath.
Also, the report from the GMC and SKIMS Soura also states that there were multiple bruises on the right arm of the person and his thighs were also wounded. The petition before the SHRC was filed by Chairman, International Forum for Human Rights and Justice (IFJHR), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in case SHRC/302ANG/2018 on September 17, 2018.h
While as a detailed police report is still awaited, the petitioner argues that Hajam was tortured by the forces as he was summoned to the nearby army camp where he was ruthlessly beaten and mercilessly, leaving him with his throat cut. The petitioner demands a high-level probe into the incident and urges the SHRC investigating wing to probe the entire incident that led to the episode.
The police had 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 had read. “During questioning, he went to attend nature’s call and tried to end his life by slitting his throat.” Hajam, according to the petitioner, was referred to Anantnag District Hospital from the 19 RR camp in Nadoora village in Dooru area of the district.