PROTESTERS SHOT FROM CLOSE RANGE
Docs At SMHS Reveal Gory Condition Of Victims
Srinagar, Aug 3: In what can be termed as ‘outrageous’ attack on the protesting youth in the Valley, all the 32 patients admitted in SMHS here have been hit by bullets at point-blank range and above abdomen.
Doctors in the hospital are seeing a pattern behind the police action on protesters. Doctors say forces are firing from close range to target the vital organs of protesters. “All the injured admitted here have received bullets on eye, head, lungs, heart and abdomen,” medicos said. All these patients have grievous injuries rendering them handicapped.
A teenager, Javaid Ahmad of Pattan received a bullet in his right eye from close range during clashes between protesters and police and paramilitary CRPF in his home town.
Doctors at SMHS stated that Javaid’s eye was damaged and he won’t be able to see for the rest of the life, if at all he survives. Javaid is not the only person who has to beg for death if he survives. Several other cases are there in the hospitals, who have been hit above abdomen by bullets from close range by police and CRPF.
A senior doctor in SMHS pleading anonymity termed the situation as outrageous. He said looking at the injured admitted here clearly depicts that the forces in the Valley are to kill the protesters not to quell them. Aabid Hussain Mir of Bandipora is another case, who has been hit from “very close range.” Doctors termed the chances of his retaining the eye sight nil.
The 15 year old, Suhail Ahmad Dar of HMT is another victim of “target firing.” He received a bullet today in his abdomen, when forces fired on Eidgah Chalo procession in Parimpora.
Eyewitness told Greater Kashmir that police personnel hit Suhail from just 5 meters range. “Suhail fell down and got drenched in blood. Subsequently, we rushed him to SMHS.” After receiving the injured Suhail, doctors said he was pulse-less and in shock. Suhail was battling for life in the Operation Theatre, when this reporter visited the hospital. Doctors say he has been hit from just 5 meters range and lost one major vessel and got multiple gut proliferations. Expressing their helplessness, doctors outside Operation Theatre termed Suhail’s chances of survival bleak. “We may lose one more child,” they said.
A 15 year old girl, Nishu Jan of Shalimar was hit by bullet on head from close range. After seeing her deteriorating condition doctors referred her to SKIMS, Soura.
Muhammad Subhan Zargar is another injured, who received bullet in his chest from few meters away, doctors said. SMHS has received atleast 50 injured persons in past three days. At present 32 patients are admitted in SMHS, in which 18 are in wards and 12 in causality. All these patients have been hit above abdomen and from close range by police and paramilitary forces. Pertinently, hospital authorities refer injured patients, who get injuries below abdomen to Bone and Joints Hospital, Barzulla.
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