Kangan youth on ventilator at SKIMS has received pellets, firearm head injury; says doctors


Srinagar:  A 22-year-old Kangan youth, who was admitted at SKIMS Soura in critical condition, has received firearm injury in the head, doctors said.

A doctor of the institute told GNS that the youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather was admitted late Monday evening in SKIMS.

“Gowhar is in ICU and is being operated upon. He has firearm injury in his head,” the doctor said, adding that the youth was also shot from a short distance with pellets.

“Gowhar’s condition is very critical and is on the ventilator,” Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan told GNS.

Locals had also alleged that the youth was hit by a bullet in government forces’ action at Kangan in during the clashes. However, police have denied the claim.

Meanwhile, the medical report of the youth has been widely shared on social media with netizens questioning police claims.

An official of the local police station said that it is being investigated as to how the youth was injured.

“Today on 02-04-2018, a group of miscreants had gathered in Kangan market to pelt stones and disturb law and order in the area. A police party reached the spot. On seeing, the miscreants started running during the course of which a boy Gowhar Ahmad Rather son Abdur Rahman Rather of Kangan fell down and injured his head on the edge of the drain,” a police spokesperson said.

He said the injured person was taken to Trauma Hospital Kangan where from he was referred to SKIMS Soura. “Reports regarding bullet injury are completely false since no bullet was fired on the spot,” the spokesperson had said. (GNS)