Teen Aged Boy Hospitalized After Allegedly Thrashed By Army, CRPF In HMT, Srinagar

Srinagar, June 25: A teen aged boy was hospitalized after allegedly thrashed by the Army and CRPF in Mustafabad, HMT locality in Srinagar outskirts on Sunday evening.
Aaqib Ahmad Khanday (16 ) S/o Ghulam Ahmad Khanday, a resident of Rawatpora, Beerwah of Budgam district according to family was severely injured  after mercilessly thrashed by Army’s 2RR and CRPF without any provocation in Mustafabad, HMT.  Aaqib works in a bakery shop with his uncle at Mustafabad, the family said.
The incident occurred on Sunday at around 06:00 PM when Army & CRPF in large numbers were deployed in the locality.  Locals said that the forces in large were deployed in the area since Friday evening after a local mililtant of HMT, Davood Ahmad Salafi was killed in an encounter in Srigufwara, Anantnag.
“Aaqib was just passing through the locality when a group of armymen & CRPF  caught hold of him and thrashed him brutally, said Mashooq Ahmad, brother of Aaqib.
He was then taken to SMHS hospital in Srinagar where he is currently undergoing treatment for his injuries. His condition as per hospital sources is stated to be stable.
Meanwhile, when contacted a Senior Police Official, he said that they have no information about this incident. “We are verifying the incident”, he added.
Despite repeated attempts, army & CRPF couldn’t be contacted for a comment.

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