Srinagar, Jan 11-10: Three days after the death of Inayat Khan, there isn’t yet an official word about his cause of death.
Inayat, a class XI student, was allegedly shot at by CRPF troopers in Lal Chowk on Friday evening. According to the family and witnesses, CRPF men opened fire on protesters and a bullet had hit right thigh, following which CRPF men had severely beat him up and thrashed him with gun butts, a charge denied by CRPF officials.
CRPF officials out rightly rejected the blame. The Srinagar-based spokesman of CRPF, Prabhakar Tripathi said its personnel didn’t open fire on anyone in Lal Chowk on that day.
After his death, a post mortem was conducted on his body at Police Control Room in the presence of the district magistrate. Police said that it would investigate the case after a copy of the report is provided.
“We haven’t got the report yet. But we are expecting the report in next couple of days,” senior superintendent of police, Srinagar, Javed Riyaz Bedar said.
“The cause of the death is what has been written in his hospital report,” he added.
Doctors at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, where he breathed his last, said: “He had a bullet injury in his leg and suffered from haemothorax (accumulation of blood in the cavity between the lungs and chest).”
They said his ribcage was punctured and died of multiple internal injuries and blood loss. “These injuries could have been inflicted by stampede and severe thrashing,” they had said.
When contacted the District Magistrate Srinagar, Mer’aj Ahmad Kakroo, said, “We have asked police to expedite the process of investigation.”
Meanwhile, government today provided an ex-gratia relief of Rs 1 Lakh to the family of the youth.
The deputy commissioner, Mer’aj Ahmad Kakroo, visited the family of the youth and provided a relief cheque.Source GK