Youth Electrocuted While Hoisting Muharram Banners, Critical

Srinagar- A 30-year-old youth identified as Wajahat Hussain Dar son of Qasim Ali Dar, a resident of Shamswari, Khanqah Mohalla was electrocuted while hoisting Muharram banners in the city on Friday.

The incident took place at Baba Demb locality of Srinagar when a group of youth were hoisting Muharram banners.

“As Wajahat was hoisting a banner, he got an electric shock and fell on the ground” an eyewitness said.

He was later shifted to SKIMS where his condition is stated to be critical.

Speaking to Kashmir Observer Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan said due to electric shock the youth has brain contusion (when cerebral contusions are scattered areas of bleeding on the surface of the brain).

“He has been put on conservative management for the time being. If the contusion is settled, the treatment will be done according” he said.

“He is in a critical condition” he added.

Pertinently, every year with the arrival of the month of Muharram members of the Shia community hoist black banners and hoardings across the Kashmir Valley to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (A.S) grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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