Youth Critically Injured While Installing CCTV For Army, Family Protests Alleging Negligence

SRINAGAR: A 26-year-old youth was critically injured due to electrocution while installing CCTV cameras for a local army unit in the Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday.
Family members of the youth identified as Danish Khazir son of Khazir Mohammad Bhat of Badam Bagh Sopore told said that he was called by Army to install CCTV cameras nearby at an Army camp in Sopore on Sunday afternoon.
“Danish was working in a nearby complex outside the Army camp located near GDC Sopore when some Army personnel from the camp came and took him away to install CCTV cameras for them near crossing,” they said.
They alleged that Danish got electrocuted due to the negligence of Army personnel while installing CCTV cameras as they (Army) had not snapped the electricity supply.
Meanwhile, family members and locals held a protest demonstration demanding action against the Army personnel.
Danish was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where from he has been referred to Srinagar in critical condition.
Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police Sopore, Shabir Nawab, while confirming the incident, said that the youth is critically injured and has been taken to Srinagar hospital.
He said FIR has been registered in this regard and further investigation is going on—(KNO)


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