Kashmiri student attacked by sword-wielding goons in Mohali

Srinagar: A Kashmiri student, Muhammad Yaseen Ganie of Narbal Budgam studying at Indo Global College of Engineering Abhipur Mohali was attacked by sword-wielding goons last evening, the victim and his other fellow students said.

They said the victim was out for a dinner when some of the non-hostellers, appeared at the spot and started to harass him and told that they would kill “all  Kashmiris one by one.”

“In the meantime, they started attacking me with sharp edged weapons,” Ganie told Kashmir Observer.

He was beaten to pulp as he fell in a pool of blood. Blood was coming out from his mouth even as he complained of severe head and chest injury.

Some bystanders picked him up and dropped him at the college hostel as he cried in pain.

As the news of attack on Kashmiri student spread, other Kashmiri students rushed in and decided to take him to hospital.

 “The moment we got the information about the incident, we rushed there and decided to take him to the PGI Hospital Chandigarh but the college guards didn't allow us and closed the gates of main entry for about half an hour pleading that they don’t want any police case,” other Kashmiri students said.

But as his condition continued to deteriorate, the wounded student was allowed to be taken to hospital.

However, instead of keeping the “grievously wounded” under medical observation the doctors asked him to go home and take rest.  “They have asked me to come back to hospital if my condition aggravates,” Ganie said.

Meanwhile his fellow students said the police have declined to file FIR in the case. “We visited many Thanas but all the concerned police officials said the area where the attack took place doesn’t fall in their domain,” the worried students said.

Meanwhile fearing a threat to their lives, the students have sought personal intervention of Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Director General of Police K Rajendra and leader of the opposition Omar Abdullah.

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