Srinagar, October 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the right eye of an 18-year-old 11th class student was damaged after Indian forces’ personnel fired pellet on him in Srinagar.

The incident occurred when a group of youth was chasing two braid choppers and Indian police fired pellet on them near Dal Lake.

The 18-year-old Wahid Manzoor sustained serious pellet injuries on his body, including his right eye on October 13. At general specialty SMHS Hospital in Srinagar doctors declared the right eye of Wahid as “dead” and suggested a surgery on it.

“My mother sits in a corner of a room and cries silently and my father is no different,” said Suhail Ahmad, the elder brother of Wahid. He said that Wahid was near his under-construction house and all of a sudden he heard the noise that two braid choppers had entered the locality. “He went out and saw locals chasing two men. My brother also joined them and when they reached Gurpur-Khushki, where a Dal Lake artery separates two localities, policemen who were deployed on the other side, fired pellets at youth chasing the braid cutters,” Suhail said. “My brother sustained pellet injuries on his entire body and many metal balls hit his right eye.”

Suhail said that as blood oozed out from the pellet wounds inflicted on his brother, locals immediately rushed him to the SMHS hospital. “After treatment for six days, doctors declared his right eye as dead and suggested a surgery,” he said.

Wahid, a class 11 student, is the first person to lose vision in the right eye while being part of a protest against braid chopping.

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