Youth with head injury admitted in SKIMS



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A 22-year-old youth suffered a head injury after being chased by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday.

Sources said that the incident triggered massive protests in the area.

Locals allege that the youth, Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman suffered bullet injuries, police denied it.

Locals said that there were clashes at Kangan area and government forces resorted to teargas shells, pellets and opened few rounds.

One of the youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman suffered critical head injuries and has been admitted to SKIMS Soura.

Hospital sources speaking off the record confirmed that Gowhar was received in critical conditions and is being treated and adding that the scan of injured shows metallic presence in the brain of the youth.

Sources said that the injured youth is accompanied by the good number of residents.

Police Version

“Today on 02-03-2018 a group of miscreants had gathered in Kangan market to pelt stones and disturb law and order in the area. A police party reached the spot on seeing which the miscreants started running during the course of which a boy Gowhar Ahmad Rather son Abdul Rahman Rather of Kangan fell down and injured his head on the edge of the drain,” a police spokesman said.

He said the injured person was taken to Trauma Hospital Kangan from where he was referred to SKIMS Soura.

“Reports regarding bullet injury are completely false since no bullet was fired on the spot,” the spokesman added.


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