Orphan girl hit by bullet in Pakistani Poonch

SRINAGAR: Pakistan claimed that a bullet fired by the Indian army from LoC in Poonch has killed an orphan girl in her courtyard.

The five year old girl was playing in her courtyard when a bullet hit her. She lived in Polas village of Abbaspur sector in the southern Poonch district. Local residents rushed her to the nearest medical facility but she did not survive. Her death triggered massive protest against the local administration.

“Enraged residents of Polas and adjoining areas carried the girl’s body from the hospital to Abbaspur Bridge, where a protest was held against the “apathy of the state and the government towards the plight of the people living along the LoC”,” Dawn newspaper reported. “The protesters are demanding that the deputy commissioner or any other senior officer hold talks with them, but so far no one has turned up, perhaps because almost all officers are on leave to celebrate Eid with their families.”

Pakistan media reported that the baby’s funeral prayers of the deceased were offered later in the evening in two rounds due to the presence of a large number of protesters. Later Abbaspur’s  Malick Haleem reached the spot and has interacted with the people. It was only after that the girl was laid to rest, reports said.

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