Injured Pattan Youth Loses Battle For Life

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SRINAGAR — A 23-year-old youth, who had sustained serious injuries in alleged government forces action died on Wednesday after fighting for life for the two days.

They said that 23-year-old Arshad Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Chanabal Pattan breathed his last at SKIMS where he was admitted after being shifted from JVC Bemina for specialized treatment. Arshid had suffered multiple injuries including on his skull and both eyes.

Medical Superintendent (SKIMS) Dr Farooq Jan also confirmed the death of Arshid.

Arshid along with hundreds of people took to streets at Chanabal on early Monday to protest against alleged rape of a minor girl at Malikpora Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on May 8.

Besides Chanabal, massive stone pelting clashes were also received from Gaggerpora Magam, Mirgund Sumbal and other areas of north Kashmir.

Police and government forces, deployed in strength resorted to teargas shelling and other means of force to quell the protesters.

Police later issued a statement claiming that 47 personnel including a paramilitary forces officer was injured due to massive stone pelting in the area.

Meanwhile, slain youth was buried in his native village at Chanabal today pre-dawn hours.

Reports S said that the body of slain Arshid Ahmad Dar (23) son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar was buried in his native village at Chanabal at around 2:45 am even as authorities has ordered imposition of curfew like restrictions in parts of Baramulla and Bandipora including Mirgund, Hanjiwara and Chanabal villages.

A police officer said that besides restrictions in Mirgund, Hanjivera and Chanabal, curbs will remain enforced on public movement in Sumbal tehsil including Inderkoot, Shadipora, Panzinara, Shilvat and other rural areas.

“Schools and Colleges in that area will be closed. Emergency movements are Exempted,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, authorities have ordered closure of colleges and schools in other parts of Valley.

The educational institutions where class work will remain suspended for today include Government Degree College Ganderbal, Government Degree College Boys, Woman Kupwara, Government Degree College Boys Handwara, Sogam, Government Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls Handwara, Government Higher Secondary School Boys Langate and Kupwara, Government Degree College Boys and Woman Baramulla, Government Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls Baramulla, Government Degree College Sopore, Government Higher Secondary School Boys and Girls Sopore and in Government Higher Secondary School Khoie, Dangerpora.

Meanwhile, the internet speed has been reduced in parts of Kashmir including Budgam, Sopore, Baramulla, Pattan and Srinagar.

A senior government official said that the steps to close the educational institutions and imposition of restrictions were taken in view of prevailing situation and as precautionary measures to maintain law and order.

 

 

 

 

 


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