Shalimar youth’s mysterious death triggers violent protests, 30 injured

Srinagar: Following the mystery over the death of Qaiser a youth of Shalimar the doctors who treated him at skims Soura say that he was brought ot the hospital with the history of poison and assault, and his kidneys and brain were found damaged.

Reports said Qaisar went missing of Oct 27 and on Oct 28 brother of missing received a call saying that Qaisar is lying near CIE complex Shalimar with foam oozing from his mouth was rushed to SKIMS Soura where he was admitted from Oct 28.

Qaisar Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Hamid Sofi resident of Doodh Mohalla, area of Shalimar went missing from his home later was admitted in SKIMS were he breathed his last late Friday evening.

His body was taken to ancestral home at around 7 am in the morning. Sources and witnesses said that civilians carrying dead body of Qaisar were chanting pro freedom slogans amid sobs.

Witnesses said that funeral prayers were also tear gassed.

They said that forces deployed in the area restored to heavy teargas shelling leaving more than 30 civilians injured including two women. The injured were rushed to hospital for treatment.

Family sources said that he was poisoned, beaten and there were scars on his hand of nail.

However, a top official in SKIMS said, “We admitted him here with a history of poison and assault.”

“No we cannot say that he was poisoned but we performed his stomach wash and sample was set to FSL for chemical analysis to ascertain the cause of his death. The report will itself reveal the cause of death,” he said while replying to a query.

However, according to reports police has completely contested the allegation made by Sofi’s family. (KNS)

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