Youth critically injured during clashes in Kangan

SRINAGAR, APR 04 (PTK): A youth was critically injured during clashes in Chhatergul area of Kangan in Ganderbal that trigged after the news about the succumbing of 22-year-old youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather spread in the area.

Reports said that soon after the news of death of Gowhar broke out people assembled to protest which led to the clashes which the force deployed.

According to reports Amir Hamid Lone Son of Abdul Hamid Lone resident of Chhatergul Kangan was hit by some firearm on his head, living him critically injured.

Doctors who treated Amir at Kangan hospital said that he was continuously bleeding. “He had a critical head injury. We could not assess was that a bullet injury or not. We referred him to SKIMS in critical condition,” Doctor said.

Earlier in the day, authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in the area to stem any protests against the injuring of the youth in police action yesterday.

District Magistrate, Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla told PTK,  “In view of the prevailing law and order situation and to avoid any damage to public and private properties, section 144 of CrPC  has been imposed in Kangan tehsil of Ganderbal  district with immediate effect till further orders”. 

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