Girl student suffers skull fracture in CRPF attack
Srinagar, April 18: In Indian admin Kashmir, a student of the women’s college at Nawa Kadal in Srinagar was critically injured after she was hit on the head by a stone thrown by an Indian paramilitary man.
Iqra Sidiq, a B.Com first-year student, received the injury on Monday when she was part of students’ protest against the Indian forces’ action on students in Pulwama Degree College on Saturday.
Doctors at the SMHS Hospital in Srinagar said, Iqra’s skull has been broken and her brain has suffered injury. She lies subconscious in the Critical Care emergency ward of the hospital.
The students who were present at the hospital told media that a peaceful procession taken out by girl students was intercepted by Indian forces at Eidgah Chowk. In the meantime, a stone was thrown from a bunker of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) that hit Iqra in head.
“We were walking peacefully until police came and asked us to continue peacefully as we were just girls in the procession. Suddenly, a big stone came from the top of the CRPF camp which hit her on the head,” a student said.
Javid Ahmad, a relative of the injured girl, said that there were only a few girls protesting on the street and there was no need of using force on them. “We saw the procession. It was small and there were just girls in it. How can troops use force on them?” he asked.
Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Chowdhary, said that seven injured youth were admitted to the hospital – three with pellet injuries in eyes and one in the back.