Day 92: Injured 12 yr old Junaid dies, funeral shelled

Srinagar: The twelve year old Srinagar boy who was hit by pellets on Friday succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura here early today.

The boy identified as Junaid Ahmed, son of Ghulam Ahmed Akhoon, resident of Syedapora, Srinagar sustained grave pellet injuries in his head and chest in the forces’ action on Ali Jan Road Friday afternoon.



He was rushed to SKIMS Soura in a critical condition where doctors admitted him in the ICU.

Sources in the SKIMS said that he succumbed to his injuries around 2 AM. His body was driven to his home around 6 AM.

A school boy, Junaid, was the only son of his parents among three children.

As the body reached home thousands came out of their homes wailing and chanting slogans. Announcements were made on the mosque loud speakers calling upon people to join the prayers.

Police and paramilitary forces soon blocked roads including the one leading to 'Martyrs Cemetery' at Eidgah.



The body was carried in a procession for burial towards Eidgah. However government forces rained tear gas shells upon the funeral, eyewitnesses said.

“Hundreds police and CRPF men were already deployed near Aali Masjid,” reports said, “the funeral was yet to cross Aali Masjid towards Eidgah that men in uniform started shelling tear gas canisters to disallow mourners to bury the kid in Eidgah” eyewitnesses said.

“The body is lying on ground as mourners have been pushed back,” a Photo-Journalist who reached the spot early morning said, “media men have been clearly told to stay away from the funeral.”

The clashes have now spread to other adjoining areas, last reports said.




Curfew continues in Srinagar; shutdown across Kashmir


Srinagar: Curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city on Saturday following death of a minor boy, who was hit by pellets last evening in Saidpora area of Srinagar.



"Curfew has been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of Srinagar city," a police official said here.


He said the police station areas where curfew has been imposed are Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma and Batamaloo.


"Restrictions on assembly of people are in force in rest of the Kashmir Valley while forces have been deployed in strength to maintain law and order," the official said.



Normal life remained affected for the 92nd consecutive day in Kashmir following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with forces on July 8.



03 killed,09 injured in different road accidents


Srinagar: Three persons were killed, while nine others injured in different road accidents in the valley, Police saod on Saturday.

In Shopian, a Truck bearing registration number JK22-3819 hit a Tata Mobile-207 vehicle bearing registration number JK02AR-5521 and an Auto Load Carrier bearing registration number JK18A- 1107 near Police Station Herpora, resulting in injuries to four commuters boarding the vehicles. The injured were identified as Hadayat Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aashiq residents of Poonch and Aashiq Hussain resident of Manzgam Kulgam. All the injured were shifted to District Hospital Shopian for treatment, where one of the injured Mohammad Aashiq succumbed to his injuries. Shopian police has registered a case in this regard.


In Leh, a Maruti-800 car bearing registration number JK02AC-1193 driven by Tsering Angmo wife of Sonam Rigzen resident of Martselang, Leh skidded off the road and fell into the Canal of Stakna Power House at Kharu near Petrol Pump, Kharu, resulting in death to the driver of the vehicle and a commuter namely Sonam Rigzen son of Sangay Punchok resident of Martselang Leh. Besides, a minor child Stanzin Chulzang son of Pasang Tashi resident of Skara got injured during the incident. The bodies are lying at SNM Hospital, Leh for post mortem and the injured child was shifted to SNM Hospital Leh for treatment. Leh police has registered a case in this regard.


In Budgam, a Motorcycle driven by Nisar Ahmad Bhat resident of Khag collided with another Motorcycle driven by Javaid Ahmad Ganie resident of Hardusurash, Khag at Khag, resulting in injuries to both the motorcyclists. Both the injured were shifted to District Hospital Budgam for treatment. Budgam police has registered a case in this regard.



In Kupwara, a Maruti Eecho vehicle bearing registration number JK09A-5435 driven by Mohammad Qasim Pir resident of Drugmulla, Kupwara hit and injured a pedestrian Ali Mohammad Bhat resident of Drugmulla, Kupwara at National Highway Bumhama. The injured was shifted to District Hospital Kupwara for treatment, wherefrom he was referred to Bone & Joints Hospital, Srinagar for further treatment. Kupwara police has registered a case in this regard.


In Anantnag, an accident took place between a Motorcycle bearing registration number JK02AV-1661 driven by Zahoor Ahmad Bhat resident of Tangpwa Kokernag and a Cycle driven by Adil Ahmad Sheikh resident of Lissar Kokernag near IMI School Bidder in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kokernag, resulting in injuries to both the Cyclists and a pillion mate Ajaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Tangpwa Kokernag. All the injured were shifted to Sub District Hospital Kokernag for treatment, wherefrom Zahoor Ahmad Bhat and Adil Ahmad Sheikh were referred to District Hospital Anantnag for further treatment. Anantnag police has registered a case in this regard.





Man dies, 02 structures damaged in fire

Srinagar : Fire broke out in a Kotha belonging to Noor Mohammad Bujran resident of Nagbal at Gulab Jadi Behak, Shopian resulting in damage to the Kotha. In this incident, the owner of the Kotha along with 01 horse, 04 cows, 03 calves and 05 Sheeps came under the debris of the Kotha and expired. The body of the deceased was recovered from the debris and handed over to his legal heirs for last rites, Police said on Saturday.

Fire broke out in a joint residential house of Ishfaq Ahmad Chichi and Mst. Noor Bibi residents of Lassan Nar in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kangan, Ganderbal, resulting in damage to the house. Fire was brought under control by fire tenders.




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