Bullet pierced Milad’s brain

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Aug 19: Parents of 8-year old Milad would have never in their worst dreams thought that they would lose him forever to a CRPF bullet. After battling for life for six days, Milad gave in at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of SK Institute of Medical Sciences Thursday morning.
After returning from Darsgah last Saturday, August 14, Milad had complained of vomiting and was rushed to district hospital Islamabad by his parents and relatives in a private vehicle. According to the family, Milad was hit by a bullet on way to the hospital.
“We preferred to take KP Road instead of Lal-Chowk route to reach the hospital but on the way we got down from the vehicle after paramilitary CRPF personnel fired upon us at Lazibal in Islamabad. We somehow managed to escape the scene. But just few minutes later, I saw blood on my sleeve,” recalled his father Muhammad Amin Dar, 31.
“On reaching the hospital we found that hospital was full of chaos as more injured were pouring in and we wasted no time to rush injured Milad in an ambulance to SKIMS,” he said.
Medical Superintendent of SKIMS, Dr Syed Amin Tabish said, “Milad was unstable when he admitted in the emergency ward last Saturday. He had a bullet injury and his brain was severely damaged. He had been put on the ventilator since he got here.”
A doctor who saw him in the emergency ward said, “Milad was bleeding from his nose and had a wound of about 0.5 cm on his head. He had a history of fever and diarrhoea also.”
He added, “We called the paediatrician and opted for CT scan, thinking may be it was an infection in the brain. We had no idea that the infant had been shot in the head. Even his parents didn’t know. The bullet had travelled from one side of the brain to the other.”
“I am assuming the child must have gone numb in extreme fear that he did not even feel the pain of the bullet piercing his head. Had he felt pain, he would have complained or cried at least,” he said.
Hailing originally from Wanpora village of Khudwani in Kulgam district, Milad’s father had shifted to Laar village in Ganderbal, where he served as Imam of a local mosque for last five years. Dar along with his family had come to Harnag village of Islamabad district to visit a relative.
Milad was laid to rest in his native village of Wanpora in Kulgam amid tears and sobs.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:00 IST




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