Teen among 3 injured in separate firing incidents in Kupwara
Srinagar, Aug 03: A 15-year old boy was injured in alleged government forces firing in Kalaroos area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday. Reports said that the teenager namely Danish Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rubani Lone of Kanipora, Kalaroos suffered a bullet wound after army soldiers allegedly opened fire on a group of protesters. A police official while confirming the incident said that the soldiers from an army camp at Thayan in Kalaroos opened some gunshots after a group of youth pelted stones on them resulting in injuries to the teenager. Danish was taken to Sub District hospital Kupwara where from he was later referred to Srinagar hospital in critical conditions, he said. The official said that a Naib Tehsildar Mohd Ashraf who was posted in the area on magistrate duty also suffered minor injuries while he tried to control the situation. Meanwhile, People of Krusan village in Lolab area of Kupwara alleged that Army on Thursday evening opened fire in the area which resulted in injuries to two persons. The residents told GNS that soon after the Maghrib (evening) prayers; army apprehended a youth Tawqeer Ahmad Sofi which led to protests in the village. Reports said that people marched towards the army camp and the youth was released. A police officer, as per GNS, said that after the youth was released, some people pelted stones on the camp following which the army opened fire. In the firing incident, two persons Mohammad Jamal Tantray, 45, a local, and Mohammad Saleem Parray, resident of Palpora Budgam in central Kashmir, were hit by bullets while coming out from the mosque after Maghrib prayers. Both the injured were taken to SDH Sogam wherefrom they were referred to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment. According to hospital sources, the condition of Parray, a JCB driver by profession, and Tantray, a chowkidar, is stable but serious.