Woman’s death triggers protest

‘She Died During Nocturnal Raid’; Police, Army Deny


Kulgam, Feb 18: The death of a 60 year old widow due to a heart attack during a nocturnal raid conducted by the Army and the Police triggered massive protests in Kaimoh area of this south Kashmir district on Monday. Several persons, including six cops, were injured during the protests following which curfew was imposed in the area.
The protestors alleged that the woman suffered a heart attack after the Army soldiers and personnel of Special Operation Group (SOG) of police went berserk in the village. Police, however maintained that the house of the deceased woman was outside the cordoned area and no search was carried out at her house. The Army also denied its involvement in the death of a lady.
The district administration has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
A woman identified as Nazeera Bano, widow of late Ali Muhammad Dar suffered a fatal heart attack when the personnel of the Army (9RR) and the Kulgam police cordoned off the Khrewan Chidder village in Kaimoh area last night. “The forces cordoned off the village at around 11 PM and raided a few houses,” villagers said.
The family members of the deceased alleged that the forces went berserk. “They smashed the window panes of several houses including ours,” said Sartaj Ali, son of a deceased woman. He alleged that the forces also broke the door of his cousins’ house and tried to take away his 9 year old son.
“As soon as my mother saw this she rushed outside to save him from being taken away by the Army and the police personnel. They threatened her and pointed their guns towards her due to which she suffered a massive heart attack and died,” said Sartaj.
“The forces did not even allow us to take her to the hospital for more than an hour, and when we took her she had already died” said Sartaj.
The police however, in a press statement, refuted the allegations and maintained that the woman died a natural death. “Kulgam police and 9 RR on a tip off regarding presence of militants in the house of Ghulam Qadir Ganie at village Chidar, Kulgam laid a cordon around the house including a few adjacent houses. “Search operation was started in the cordoned houses,” read the police statement.
It said the house of late Ali Muhammad Dar was outside the cordon and search. “Later it was revealed that an old lady Nazeera, 60, wife of late Ali Muhammad Dar complained of ill health and was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared her dead,” said the police statement.
The Army also refuted the allegations saying that its men were not involved in the death of the lady.
“There have been wide speculations in the media that a lady, whose death happened in village Chidura in Kulgam naturally had the involvement of the Army. These rumours are baseless,” Army’s Srinagar based spokesman Lt Col J S Brar said in a statement.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kulgam, Jehangir Mir while talking to Greater Kashmir said:  “We have ordered an enquiry into the incident to be conducted by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Kulgam.”
He said the ADC has been directed to submit a report within one week. “The post mortem of the deceased has also been conducted and the autopsy report is awaited,” the DC added.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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