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Sunday killings: Shopian teenager succumbs, civilian death toll rises to six


Srinagar, May 08: One more teenager succumbed to injuries taking the civilian death toll in Shopian firing by government forces to six.

Family and medical sources confirmed that the 17-year-old identified as Sufail Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Dachoo village of Nagbal, Shopian succumbed to injuries at SMHS hospital here.

Sufail had suffered bullet wounds in the abdomen in government forces action near encounter site at Badigam where five civilian and as many militants including Hizb’s top commander and Burhan Wani’s close associate Sadam Padder and Kashmir University’s assistant professor Dr Mohammad Rafi Bhat were killed on Sunday.

A resident of Dassu Shopian, Sufail was among the many civilians shot at by government forces during the encounter and clashes.

He was in a critical condition as three of his vital organs were damaged by a bullet fired by forces at protesters on Sunday.

“A bullet has pierced through his abdomen, causing damage to three internal organs,” a doctor attending him had told The Kashmir Monitor on Monday.

“He has a fracture in spinal chip. The bullet has caused him grade-4 liver and grade-2 kidney injury,” the doctor had said.

Sufail had suffered massive blood loss and was given several pints of it. He, however, couldn’t make it and passed away.