Youth Pushed Down From Terrace By Cops: Report

SRINAGAR: Panic gripped in Palapora area of Noor Bagh here when rumour about the death of an 18 year old youth Jan Mohammad Khandey spread in the area. Hundreds of people came on roads and staged protests against the Government forces. 

Youth resorted to stone pelting on the police and CRPF personnel deployed in the area and during the resultant clashes, several people including policemen received injuries. 

In order to diffuse the situation curfew was re-imposed in Noor Bagh and its adjacent areas.

CNS quoting residents  reported that police went berserk and pushed down a youth from the terrace of one storey house on Friday while chasing a stone pelting mob. The youth was rushed to SKIMS where his condition was said to be critical.

Report said that after the stone pelting incident at Palapora, Pamposh Colony, forces chased a group of youth who fled from the spot. “Police personnel caught hold of Jan Mohammad Khandey son of Abdul Satar Khandey and took him along. They interrogated him on the terrace of a house and kicked him down mercilessly,” he said.

Locals claimed that Jan Mohammad was not involved in stone pelting but was busy extracting sand from the river as he is a labourer working for his cousin. 

Mohammad told CNS that he was pushed down by Chowki Officer Abdul Rashid from the terrace of a house. “CRPF personnel did nothing but it was Chowki Officer who along with other policeman thrashed me mercilessly and pushed me down from the terrace. I can’t move as my spinal cord has got damaged. I was not part of a protest but was extracting sand from the river,” he said.

A police official told CNS that police has nothing to do with this incident. “The youth might have slipped incidentally from the roof of the house,” he said. (CNS)

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