Youth sustains grave head injury at Habba Kadal

Family says CRPF man tossed a brick at boys head, CRPF says boy was part of a group of miscreants, slipped while running

Srinagar, January 22 : A youth identified as Muhammad Younis son of Bashir Ahmed a resident of Habba Kadal was seriously injured after CRPF men allegedly tossed a brick at his head during clashes.

The family members of Younis, however, told KNO that they had send their son to buy vegetables and a CRPF man camping in the bunker at the main chowk Habba Kadal lobbed a brick at Younis leaving him critically injured.

The incident triggered massive protests in the area with the protesters demanding stern punishment against the CRPF man.

CRPF spokesman in Srinagar, Sanjay Sharma while terming the incident as unfortunate told KNO that a group of five to six youth started pelting stones at the bunker and while chasing them away, a youth slipped and fell down. “This is the factual story,” he said.

Meanwhile, a doctor at the SMHS hospital treating Younis said the youth has sustained head injury and there is a fracture in his head bone besides a clot. “We are sure that he will make it hopefully,” the doctor said. (KNO)