Woman, youth are in critical conditions, says SKIMS doctor

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Sajad Ahmad Lone

Srinagar, April 12: Two persons including a woman who were injured critically in forces firing in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday are stable as of now, sources said.

Official sources told Kashmir Glory that a 65-year-old woman identified as Raja Begum wife of Abdul Jabar of Langate was critically injured after hit by a bullet. She was immediately rushed to nearby hospital where from she was referred to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.

Another youth Rayees Ahmad Sheikh son of Habibullah Sheikh of Bakihaker, Handwara also received serious bullet injures and was referred to SKIMS Soura from the district hospital, they said.

A senior doctor at SKIMS told Kashmir Glory that both the injured are in critical state and are admitted in ICU.

The doctor said that woman Raja Begum has serious bullet wound in her head while as the youth Rayees  has suffered a serious bullet wound in his chest.

Earlier, two persons Iqbal Farooq Pir of Shalpora, Drugmulla and Nayeem Qadir of Banday Mohalla, Handwara were killed after army troopers opened fire on a group of people who were protesting against alleged molestation bid on a local girl in the town.