Srinagar- Two persons have been arrested and charged with attempted murder of a youth at Jawahar Nagar area of the city last week, police said on Monday.
The incident triggered panic in the area after a youth was stabbed and critically injured by some unknown persons near DAV School at Jawahar Nagar area of the city late Saturday evening.
The victim, identified as Sahil Ahmad Dar of Solina, presently undergoes treatment at Sri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital here after receiving critical injuries in the incident.
However the doctors treating the injured youth at the hospital informed Kashmir Observer that he is responding to the treatment. The victim had suffered abdominal injuries in the incident.
Police had launched a manhunt to nab the accused, who had managed to flee from the scene, taking advantage of darkness after committing the offense.
Police after strenuous efforts, arrested the accused duo, presently lodged at Rajbagh police station and charged them for the attempted murder.
The accused have been identified as Umer Fayaz Sheikh son of Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh and Imran Mushtaq Wani son of Mushtaq Wani, both residents of Ikhraj Pora, Jawahar Nagar. A formal case FIR no 45 of 2023 was registered at Rajbagh police station the same day and investigation was set into motion.
Confirming the arrest, Srinagar police on X, formerly tweeter informed that both the accused have been arrested, while weapon of offense has also been recovered.
“During investigation of FIR no 45/2023 of Rajbagh PS, 2 accused namely Umer Fayaz Sheikh S/o Fayaz Sheikh of Ikhrajpora & Imran Mushtaq Wani S/o Mushtaq Wani of Jawahar Nagar arrested for stabbing a youth in Jawahar Nagar on 14.10.2023. Weapon of offence also recovered.” Police said.
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