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Woman who fainted during house raid by forces dies

Srinagar, August 19: A woman, who fell unconscious out of harassment after Indian forces raided her house on Tuesday at Nikas Aarbal in Pulwama district, died in a hospital, yesterday.

Family members of the 55-year-old woman, Jana Begum, told media that her daughter had also fainted during the raid by the Indian troops.

“The mother and daughter were immediately rushed to a nearby medical centre from where Jana Begum was referred to SMHS in Srinagar while her daughter, Razia was discharged after she regained conscious,” family members said.

“Despite doctors putting in all the efforts she could not regain her consciousness. Finally she breathed her last,” the family members said.

Riyaz Ahmad Malla, son of Jana Begum said that on that fateful day his mother and sister were in the courtyard when forces’ personnel jumped over the compound wall of their house. “Both of them were so scared that they became unconscious,” he added.

As the body of Jana Begum reached her home, hundreds of mourners began trickled into her native village to participate in her last rites. Amid pro-freedom slogans, Jana Begum was laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard.

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