Situation remained under control: IGP
Srinagar, Aug 02: A civilian who was hit by a bullet during clashes in Pulwama district on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS hospital on Wednesday morning while the restrictions were imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven Police Stations.
Akeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gabarpora Hawl had received a bullet in his abdomen in post-encounter clashes in Pulwama district on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS, Soura, an official said.
Bhat was rushed to hospital in Pulwama after he received bullet injuries wherefrom he was referred to SKIMS hospital where he died during early hours today.
Director SKIMS, Dr A G Ahanger told KNS that the Pulwama youth who was being treated in the hospital died in the wee hours today. “His liver was extensively damaged. He was initially operated at Pulwama hospital and later was shifted to SKIMS here. We operated him again here but the youth due to his extensive liver damage died today,” he said.
Meanwhile, the slain youth as laid to rest at his native village in Pulwama district during which the participants raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
Following his funeral, clashes erupted between the youth and forces in the village during which forces used tear gas canisters to disperse them.
Pertinently, two militants including a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander, Abu Dujana and Arif Lelhari, were killed in a gunfight in Hakripora village of the district yesterday.
Another civilian was killed after government forces opened fire on demonstrators after the gunfight ended.
Meanwhile, restrictions were imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of even Police Stations including Khanyar, MR Gunj, Safakadal, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Nowhatta and Maisuma.
Heavy contingent of police and paramilitary troopers were deployed in the Srinagar areas who had erected concertina wires on roads to halt the vehicular and pedestrian movement.
The government had also ordered closure of all educational institutions in the Valley to avoid escalation of street protests.
The rest of the areas in the Valley observed complete shutdown against the killings of two militants and a civilian in Pulwama district on Tuesday.
All the shops, business establishments and petrol pumps were closed while the vehicular movement was also thin on the roads.
Meanwhile, the mobile internet services were also suspended across the Valley.
The services were snapped on Tuesday afternoon and were restored on Wednesday afternoon.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Range, Munir Ahmad Khan told KNS that the situation across the Valley remained under control throughout the day.
“No stone-pelting incident occurred at any place today. The situation remained under control and peaceful throughout the day,” he said. (KNS)