SHRC Seeks Report On Teenager Girl’s Killing

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SRINAGAR — The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the superinten­dent of police Kulgam and deputy commissioner Kulgam asking them to submit a detailed report over the killing of 14-year-old girl Muskaan Jan last month.

The 9th standard girl, who was critically injured in a shoot­out in Khudwani area of Kulgam district on November 25, suc­cumbed to wounds at a hospital in Srinagar on November 27.

As per official sources, Muskan of Wangud-Qaimoh was operat­ed upon at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar and was in coma before succumbing to injuries.

A police official had said that militants fired several shots at an army camp stationed in a part of the Rice Research Institute of Sher-e-Kashmir Agriculture Uni­versity’s (SKUAST) campus at Khudwani on Thursday morning.

“The army retaliated, leading to a brief exchange of fire. Mus­kan was unfortunately caught in the crossfire and sustained bul­let injury,” he had said.

The girl was taken to a sub-dis­trict hospital in Qaimoh where from doctors referred her to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar where she was operated upon.

Hearing a petition filed by chairman international forum for justice and human rights (IFJHR) Muhammad Ahsan Un­too, the SHRC chairman Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki asked the SSP and DC Kulgam to furnish a detailed report “as to how the 14-year-old was injured.”

The petitioner has sought an inquiry into the incident and urged on the SHRC to “impress upon the government to sanc­tion adequate relief in favour of the family members of Muskan.”

Muskan was injured after hit by a bullet in Wanigund, Khud­wani in Kulgam after militants and government forces ex­changed fire on November 25.

According to the petitioner, the girl was shifted to the district hospital where from she was re­ferred to SMHS where she suc­cumbed to injuries.

 

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