#Day28: Chadoora Man Shot Dead; After 75 Persons Injured, Sopore Med Auth Send Out SOS

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At least one protestor was reported dead and another injured in the fierce clashes between the police and the crowds across Kashmir as scores are reportedly injured.

Police sources said that in Lolipora Nagam, falling in Chadoora, one person Mohammad Maqbool Wagay received a grievous chest injury and was killed, police sources confirmed.

Police had opened fire to quell the protesting crowds, police sources said.

Block Medical Officer Chadoora told Kashmir Life that his hospital received 37 injuries of whom four were referred to Srinagar. “Of of them was very critical and was shifted to SKIMS in Soura,” the BMO said. He alleged that the forces misbehaved with the hospital staff.

Reports said a young man identified as Masood has received a serious chest injury. “He is critical in SMHS but not dead,” police said.

SP Sopore told Kashmir Life that there are protests almost everywhere in Sopore. “We used pellets and did not fire bullets anywhere,” the officer said.

Civil administration sources in Sopore said 75 were injured and seven of them were pretty serious and have been shifted to Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the medical authorities in Sopore have sent an SOS to nearby hospitals seeking ambulances for evacuating injured to other hospitals. Neither police nor medical officials were in a position to offer any idea about the number of injured in the post Friday prayers protests.

Reports said that in Pattan at least six persons have received pellet injuries and were evacuated to the hospitals.

Reports from Khan Sahab said that a huge procession after prayers attacked the house of MLA Khan Sahab Hakim Yasin and damaged it.

They also attacked the office of a police officer and the local hospital. Police said they have damaged six ambulances.

SKIMS Soura has received a couple of serious cases. “One is a severe head injury from Shopian and another is from Handwara,” one doctor  said. “One of them has a pellet and another one has a serious assault.”

In last 28 days, at least 55 civilians have died during protests.

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