Pepper Gas Caused Woman’s Death: Family

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SRINAGAR: Family of a 65 year old ailing woman in old city’s Safa Kadal area are blaming pepper gas used by police for her death.

Family members said that the deceased was suffering from a chest disease and excessive use of pepper gas in the locality deteriorated her heath resulting in her death.

Hajira w/o Ghulam Hassan was suffering from asthma died today after repeated exposure to pepper gas over the past three days of street battles.

KNS quoting Tariq Ahmad Kawa, a neighbour of Hajira reported, “She (Hajira) complained of severe chest pain after she was exposed to the pepper gas in our locality. We tried to shift her to the hospital. She was suffering from a chest problem which got complicated and led to her death”.

Showkat Hussain Bhat, Son of deceased alleged that excessive use of pepper gas in residential area was the cause of her mother’s death. He demanded stern action against allegedly involved persons and registration of culpable homicide case. (KNS)

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