Anantnag: Two youths have been critically wounded in Pulwama district after army men opened fire at them for allegedly not paying heed to a signal from the army men to stop.
The incident took place at about 6:10 PM in Bandzoo village of Pulwama.
The injured youths have been identified as 18-year-old Shah Farooq of Prizoo village in Pulwama and 23-year-old Auqib Ahmad Dar of Ashmandar Pulwama.
A health official in Pulwama confirmed that both of the youths had bullet wounds.
“They were operated upon and then referred to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for treatment,” the official said.
Police have confirmed that the incident took place in Bandzoo village, where the army had laid a naka and were conducting checking of vehicles.
“The two of them were riding a bike and apparently ignored a signal to stop made by the army men. The army men opened fire at them leaving them wounded,” the police official said.
He said that further facts were being ascertained regarding the incident.
Kashmir Reader talked to Srinagar-based army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia regarding the incident.
“We are trying to ascertain the details regarding the incident,” Colonel Kalia said.