5 injured in Watergam
Srinagar, Feb 11: Five persons were wounded when paramilitary CRPF men allegedly opened fire on protesters in Watergam area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday evening. The condition of the two injured who were shifted to SKIMS Soura is stated to be critical.
Despite repeated attempts Director SKIMS Dr Showkat Ahmed Zargar did not pick up the phone.
Locals alleged that CRPF men of 92 battalion fired upon demonstrators in Watergam area of Rafiabad at around 5:40 pm this evening, wounding five of them. The injured identified as Ubaid Ahmad Rather, Sajjad Zahoor, Mehrajuddin Bhat, Rayees Ahmad Sheikh were rushed to District Hospital Baramulla for treatment. However, doctors referred Ubaid and Sajjad to SKIMS Soura in Srinagar where their condition is stated to be critical.
Meanwhile a Police spokesman in a statement here said five persons were injured while tackling a “law and order situation” at Watergam in Dangiwacha area. “Five persons were injured out of which two of them were referred to Srinagar.”
Following the firing, residents staged protests in the area and blocked Handwara- Baramulla highway. Till late night, protests were continuing.
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