His condition being monitored: MS SKIMS

A youth who was seriously injured today after CRPF men allegedly tossed a brick at his head during clashes in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar was shifted to SKIMS hospital in this evening.

The youth identified as Muhammad Younis son of Bashir Ahmed a resident of Parusyar Habba Kadal was allegedly tossed by CRPEF men with a brick at his head during clashes in Habba Kadal.

The youth was rushed to SMHS in this afternoon for treatment wherefrom he was shifted to SKIMS Soura in this evening as his condition is critical, officials said.

Earlier, the family members of Younis, had 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.

However, CRPF spokesman in Srinagar, Sanjay Sharma while terming the incident as unfortunate had 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.

A doctor at SMHS hospital treating Younis had 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.

Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Farooq Jan told KNO that parietal bone of youth has got fracture and the bone fragment have sneaked into the skull, leading to contusions. He also said that CT scan of the patient will be repeated to ascertain the damage. He however maintained that they are monitoring his condition as of now.(KNO)