El­derly cou­ple hurt in pel­let fir­ing by forces in Kash­mir

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Toufiq Rashid let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

An el­derly cou­ple was in­jured when se­cu­rity forces opened fire dur­ing a mid­night raid on their res­i­dence in south Kash­mir’s Tral re­gion, and a seven-year-old boy was crit­i­cally in­jured in a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent of pel­let fir­ing in down­town Srinagar. Eye­wit­nesses say a joint party of the Jammu and Kash­mir Po­lice and CRPF fired on the cou­ple when they tried to re­sist their son’s ar­rest in Tral’s Kamla Ba­choo vil­lage.

The son — Shabir Ah­mad Fal­lahi — is the dis­trict chief of the hard­line Ja­mat-e-Is­lami or­gan­i­sa­tion. The cou­ple — Ab­dul Qay­oom, 80, and his wife Nazira Begam, 75, — is ad­mit­ted at the SMHS hos­pi­tal in Srinagar. Qay­oom has un­der­gone a surgery for a pel­let in­jury and his wife has a bul­let wound on her shoul­der.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.