Minor boy laid to rest amid tears

1 injured airlifted to Jammu
Minor boy laid to rest amid tears

Rajouri: A two-and-a-half year old boy, killed in Thursday evening grenade attack, on the house of BJP’s Mandal president in Rajouri town, was laid to rest amid tears on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, one of the six injured, under treatment in GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri, was airlifted to Jammu this noon, given her critical condition.

Tragedy occurred late evening at around 9:30 pm, when the family of BJP Mandal president was sitting in the verandah (portico) in front of their house and a grenade was lobbed targetting them.

In this explosion, seven persons had received injuries. They all were taken to GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri, where a two-and-a-half year old boy identified as Vir Singh, son of Balbir Singh succumbed to his injuries.

Other six injured were identified as BJP Mandal president Rajouri Jasbir Singh (36), son of Ramesh Singh, Arjun Singh (12), son of Kulbir Singh, Sia Devi (60), wife of Ramesh Singh, Ramesh Singh (65), son of Lal Chand, Balbir Singh (42), son of Ramesh Singh and Karan Singh (13), son of Balbir Singh.

Medical Superintendent of GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri Dr. Mehmood Bajar told Greater Kashmir, “All seven injured in this attack were brought to GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri where one Vir Singh succumbed. Six others were under treatment.”

He informed that a major surgery was performed on BJP leader Jasbir Singh, who received multiple splinters in abdomen. “All splinters were removed and he is out of danger,” he added.

Dr Mehmood, however, informed that keeping in view serious injuries of Sia Devi, the mother of BJP leader Jasbir, she was referred to Jammu.

“The patient was airlifted from Rajouri ALG to Jammu through a chopper arranged by the administration when the Divisional Commissioner Jammu and ADGP Jammu zone were also present there," he said.

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