Victims narrate horror, terror


Srinagar, Dec 28: Writhing in pain and anger at the Bone and Joints Hospital here, 14-year-old Muhammad Younis Mir, one of the injured in Pulwama firing, Friday accused the forces of resorting to indiscriminate firing that left many injured, including a few teenagers.
“Why did they shoot me? What was my crime? When they started firing indiscriminately, I shouted along with few of my colleagues. We are children. They did not listen to us and continued firing,”
Younis, a student of 7th standard, said.
He said on Friday morning, when people started moving towards the encounter site at Bubgam, the forces started chasing them and then resorted to indiscriminate firing. “They targeted everyone there, leaving many in the pool of blood,” Younis said. “I didn’t go near the encounter site, yet they shot at me.”
Medicos attending Younis advise him not to talk much. “The bullet is still stuck in his foot. He needs immediate surgery,” said a doctor.
Four members of a family—Jehangir Ahmad Mir, Ashiq Hussain, Showkat Ahmad and Gowhar Ahmad—were also injured in the incident. “The forces fired at us even after we got injured,” they said.
Jehangir was injured in the firing at Bubgam. “While we were taking him (Jehangir) to the district hospital Pulwama for treatment, the forces came out of a vehicle near the Pulwama market and started firing at us. Jehangir, who had already received at bullet, got two more bullets in the main market firing while three of us also received bullets,” said Jehangir’s cousin, Showkat Ahmad.
Another youth has also undergone surgery at the B&J Hospital.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani this afternoon visited SMHS and SKIMS hospitals to enquire about health of persons injured in Pulwama firing.
“Nasir directed the hospital authorities to provide adequate medicare to the injured,” an official spokesman said.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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