Toll in Kashmir violence goes up to 78 as man dies from bullet injury | india-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 28, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Toll in Kashmir violence goes up to 78 as man dies from bullet injury

The body count in the current unrest in Kashmir rose to 78 on Sunday after a young man who was injured in alleged firing by security forces on August 5 in Budgan district, lost his life this morning.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2016 15:50 IST
Kashmir protesters face off with policemen in Srinagar during the curfew in August that followed the killing of a militant commander in July. Protests erupted over the civilian deaths and injuries that occurred during these clashes.
Kashmir protesters face off with policemen in Srinagar during the curfew in August that followed the killing of a militant commander in July. Protests erupted over the civilian deaths and injuries that occurred during these clashes.(AP File Photo)

The body count in the current unrest in Kashmir rose to 78 on Sunday after a young man who was injured in alleged firing by security forces on August 5 in Budgan district, lost his life this morning.

Doctors at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) said 23-year-old Javaid Ahmad was brought to the hospital with a bullet injury in his leg on August 5. He had suffered massive blood loss.

“He received a lot of blood transfusion. We also tried to save his leg but the bullet had damaged it beyond repair. His leg was ultimately amputated. But then he suffered a renal failure and succumbed today,” said SKIMS medical superintendent, Dr Farooq Jan.

Read | Clashes break out in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, dozens injured in stone pelting

Elsewhere in the Valley on Sunday, groups of young men clashed with security forces in Pulwama district after alleged raids by forces during the night.

Residents said that over 60 people were injured when security forces dispersed thousands of demonstrators in Karimabad who came out to protest the nocturnal raids . Many of the injured have been referred to hospitals in Srinagar.

In Kulgam district, hundreds of youth came out on bikes and in cars raising pro-freedom slogans. The rally passed through many villages.

The shutdown called by separatists continued to affect life in the Valley for the 65th day as shops, businesses and schools remained closed. Public transport was also off the roads while private transport plied in some areas.

Read | Pakistan a friend, India occupying force: Kashmir separatist leader Geelani

The authorities have also imposed restrictions in some areas of south Kashmir’s Anantnag and in some old parts of Srinagar.

For the past 65 days, more than one person has died daily on an average across the Valley. Two youths were killed on Saturday after security forces fired tear gas shells and pellets at various places in south Kashmir.

The unrest that began after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani and his two colleagues in an encounter on July 8, has shown little sign of fading away.

Also read | Voices from Kashmir: Unconditional talks, compassion the way forward

Also read | ‘What’s the point’: Kashmiri separatists refuse to meet all-party delegates