2 blind kids, 9 year old girl among 7 injured in stone pelting: Police

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Two blind kinds and a 9-year-old girl were among seven persons injured due to stone-pelting in Srinagar in last few days, police said Sunday.

Police spokesman in a statement said that some “miscreants” pelted stones on a police deployment at Nawakadal chowk, Sunday afternoon.

“The girl identifies as Tanzeela daughter of Ghulam Jeelani Kosgar resident of Rehbab Sahib area of M.R Gunj was hit by a stone on her head,” the spokesman said, adding that the injured girl was shifted to SMHS hospital by a police party headed by chowki officer Noorbagh.

The girl is a 3rd primary student received four stitches on her head, he said. She had gone out to fetch bread for her home at about 5:15 pm when the incident took place, he said and added that a Case FIR number 73/14 under section 336, 147, 323 RPC is registered at police Safa Kadal.

The spokesman further said that seven persons received severe injuries after being hit by stones hurled by “miscreants” at different places in the valley in previous week.

The injured include two students of blind school who were injured in Ganderbal a day before when their picnic bus was pelted upon by the ‘miscreants’. An ambulance driver Javed Ahmad Mir received head injury and ambulance was damages when pelters resorted to stone pelting at Sheikh Mohalla Bandipora on May 2.

In Kangan two persons Chaderkant Doshi and a local were injured when they were hit by stones pelted by “miscreants” at Kangan on May 3.

Pertinently, stone pelting and violent protests revisited Srinagar city and many other parts of the valley when 22 year old youth Bashir Ahmad Bhat was killed by CRPF personnel in a firing incident in old city area on April 30.

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