Srinagar: A youth was stabbed during a brawl by skiing instructors, who work for the army, after Pakistan narrowly beat arch rivals Indian in the ongoing Asian Cup being played in Bangladesh.
Police Monday arrested five persons, including three troopers, after a youth Muhammad Yousuf Reshi was stabbed inside a hotel in world-famous health resort, Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Varmul district.
The incident took place when the troopers were watching the crunch game in Hotel Shahra.
Official sources said last evening scuffle broke out between army troopers and few civilians at Jawahar Lal Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports.
“During the scuffle, one of the army troopers hit a youth with a sharp knife and injuring him seriously,” sources added.
Sources said as locals celebrated Pakistan’s victory; the troopers called Reshi in their room and beat him to pulp.
Reshi is a resident of Beerwah, Budgam and has been working as an instructor in the institute.
He was immediately rushed to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura.
Official sources identified the arrested three army men as Havaldar Jitender Singh, Niak Sonam and Niak Hajari Lal. The arrested civilians were identified as Lakshman of Udhampur and Kuldip Singh of Baderwah.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case under FIR No. 2/2014 under section 242 and 323 at Gulmarg police station. (GNS)