#Day120: Police Issue Statement on Death of Shalimar Youth

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Qaiser Hameed Sofi in SKIMS Soura ICU. (KL Image courtesy: APHC-m)
Qaiser Hameed Sofi in SKIMS Soura ICU. (KL Image courtesy: APHC-m)

J&K police on Saturday late evening issued a statement about the mysterious death of a youth of Shalimar, Qaiser Hameed Sofi.

The statement is being reproduced here verbatim for larger public interest

Police are investigating a case FIR number 95/2016 under section 309 RPC regarding a boy who was found lying near CIE complex Shalimar with froth oozing from his mouth  and succumbed at SKIMS, Soura last evening.

A 17 (16) year-old-Qaiser Hameed, son of Abdul Hameed, resident of Doodh Mohalla was reportedly missing from 27th October-2016 from his house.

On the next day, his father received a call from a person who identified himself as a private guard working at the CIE complex, Shalimar stating that his son is lying near the CIE complex with some froth oozing from his mouth.

'Namaz-e-Jinazah' of Qaiser Hameed Sofi, 16, on Nov 05, 2016 in Eidgah Srinagar. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
‘Namaz-e-Jinazah’ of Qaiser Hameed Sofi, 16, on Nov 05, 2016 in Eidgah Srinagar. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

On this information, a police party of police station Nishat along with the relatives of the deceased rushed to the spot and shifted him to SKIMS hospital for treatment.

The doctors at SKIMS performed his stomach wash and sample was sent to FSL for analysis to ascertain the nature of the poisonous substance he had consumed.

As per the doctors the patient had a history of GTCS (epilepsy). Subsequently, the boy succumbed yesterday evening.

A case FIR number 95/2016 under section 309 RPC was registered in police station Nishat in this regard.

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