Shopian encouter: boy hit by live shell expires, toll goes up to five


A 10-year-old boy who was critically injured at the encounter site in Chaigund village of district Shopian district last week has succumbed to injuries on Thursday morning.

The boy identified as Musharaf Fayaz son of Fayaz Ahmad Najar suffered critical injuries in his head and face on Jan 25 after a shell exploded at the encounter site when a group of people were clearing the debris of the house which was razed to ground by the government forces during encounter.

The minor succumbed to injuries on Thursday morning after battling for life for nearly six days at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura.


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