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Two of 15 injured brought to Srinagar hospitals critical

By Rabiya Bashir

Srinagar, Apr 11: Out of 60 civilians injured during clashes with the government forces on Wednesday near the encounter site in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, at least 15 civilians were shifted to Srinagar hospitals.
While this report was being filed, nine injured were admitted at SMHS, five at SKIMS, and one at Bone and Joints Hospital in Barzulla.
Out of eight injured civilians shifted to SMHS hospital, four were hit by bullets and other five sustained pellet injuries.
Among them, 45-year-old Abdul Salam Bhat of Khudwani was hit with a bullet in his neck which exited from his shoulder. He was brought to SMHS and immediately put on a ventilator even as doctors said he had little chances of survival.
Doctors in the hospital said that out of other 3 bullet hit civilians other than Abdul Salam, two were hit by bullets in their abdomen, while one was hit in his thigh.
“Also, of the 5 pellet-hit victims, at least two had suffered injuries in the left eye and other two in the right eye,” a doctor said.
He added that two of the pellet victims were operated in the morning and they were later discharged.
At Sheri-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) five injured persons were referred to the hospital from south Kashmir. Out them, one is said to be critical.
Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS told The Kashmir Monitor that “no injured person shifted to the hospital had bullet or pellet injuries”.
“Four of the injured persons have sustained injuries due to stones, one among them has shell injury and he is critical,” Jan said.
He identified the critically injured person as Adil Ahmad from Anantnag.
At Bone and Joints hospital Barzulla, one person has been admitted in the hospital with forearm injury.
Dr Manzoor A Halwai, HOD, Orthopedics at the hospital said that one person from south Kashmir was admitted in the hospital. “He was hit by bullet in the right arm and is under treatment at the hospital. His fore arm bone has been fractured by the bullet,” he said.