SRINAGAR: A teenage girl who was injured during a cordon and search operation by Indian troops in Shopian district, last month, succumbed at a hospital in Srinagar. Saima Wani, 18, who was injured when troops opened fire after laying siege around Chaigund village of Shopian district on January 24, and was admitted to intensive care unit of Soura hospital, succumbed to her injuries, last night.

On January 24, three youth including a minor boy, Shakir Ahmad Mir, were also killed and two girls Sabreena and Saima Wani were injured in the area. Doctors said that Sabreena was stable.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while expressing grief over the killing of Saima said that even Kashmiri women and children were not spared’.

In a statement in Srinagar, today, the Mirwaiz said, “Deeply grieved by the death of teenaged Saima Wani of Shopian who was battling for life for the past two weeks in the hospital shot at with impunity in the head by the Indian forces !Our Women and children too not spared !”

Thousands of people participated in her funeral on Sunday morning.

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