IOK HR body seeks report on Srinagar minor’s pellet injury » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, November 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the human rights commission of the territory has sought a report from the puppet administration about the Srinagar boy who was targeted with pellet firing by Indian troops last Friday.

Taking suo-moto cognisance of news reports about Zahid Manzoor, whose vital organs including the gall bladder and kidney, were shattered by pellets and later removed by doctors, the Chairperson of the commission, Justice (retired) Bilal Nazki, said, the home secretary, director general of police and deputy commissioner Srinagar will submit the report before the commission on 11th December 2017 about Zahid and the injuries caused to him.

Justice Bilal Nazki also directed the medical superintendent of SMHS Hospital to provide free medical facilities to the 16-year-old Zahid, a resident of Zoonimar area of Srinagar.

Zahid, an 11th standard student, sustained critical injuries in his vital organs when he was returning to his home from an examination centre at Nawa Kadal in Srinagar on Friday. “At Nawa Kadal Chowk, I saw a group of men in uniform approaching towards me. I stopped and stepped aside and let them go. As I started to walk, I felt shooting pain on one side of my abdomen,” he said in an interview.

A doctor at the SMHS Hospital who treated Zahid said, “Since the 2016 uprising, I have been handling ‘Friday Units’ when majority of patients would come to the hospital. But, Zahid’s injury has been the most dangerous. An entire cartridge along with pellets had been pumped into his body.”

“His right kidney and gall bladder were so severely damaged that we had to remove them. He would have collapsed on way if the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), the largest vein in the human body, would have been cut. The vein was affected, but we repaired it,” he said.

The family members of Zahid also staged a protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar on Sunday demanding punishment to the culprits and justice for their son.

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