Pellet Ridden Teen Found In Old City

Srinagar—A severely injured pellet riddled body of a 16-year-old boy was found on Friday at Nawa Kadal area of Downtown Srinagar in a pool of blood.

Local reports said that the body of the teenager, Zahid Ahmad, from Zonimar area in Srinagar was brought to SMHS Srinagar with severe pellet injuries in his abdomen.

He was operated on immediately and doctors said that hundreds of pellets had pierced right portion of his abdomen.

Reports quoting Zahid’s family said that forces fired at him at Nawa Kadal and left him unattended there. “They targeted him when he was returning from an examination centre.”

Doctors who treated Zahid said that many of his vital organs, especially his right kidney, had been badly injured as hundreds of pellets had entered his body.

“His situation is very bad as the pellets have pierced his vital organs, especially the right kidney. Though we have stabilised him and plugged the big entry wound, we are apprehensive that the injury has affected his other vital organs as well,” reports quoting a doctor said.

Besides, Zahid, reports said the hospital had received one more pellet victim, who was hit in one eye, but he was discharged soon as his injury was superficial.

Reports said that Zahid was hit after the area witnessed clashed after Friday prayers.

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