10 year old battling burn injuries from Sunday clashes

Srinagar, October 12: A 10-year-old boy, a class IV student, who belongs to the old city area of Srinagar is bravely putting up a fight against serious burn injuries in his face for the past three days at a local hospital.

10 year old with burn injuries from Sunday clashes
Image Courtesy – The Tribune

Aamir Bilal, 10, is admitted in ward 8 of Emergency at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital. He had received burn injuries after getting hit by a smoke shell fired in the clashes on sunday according to his family who have blamed the police for his condition. The police have refuted the allegation.

Though the nature of the burn injuries is serious, Aamir’s eyes are safe, say the doctors.

The family came to know about the condition of the boy only after someone informed the father that Aamir had been injured grievously. “Aamir was dropped at the hospital by some unknown persons,” say his family members. The car in which the boy was taken to the hospital has been seized by the police.

Aamir was reportedly out to get milk from a local shop when the shell hit him.

Aamir’s father, Bilal Ahmad, plies an auto-rickshaw and lives in Bohrikadal area of the old city, the place where the boy is believed to have sustained the injuries.

Mudassir Ahmad, Station House officer (SHO), Nowhatta, responded to the question whether Aamir had been injured in his area,”Our area did not witness any stone pelting on Sunday. I have no knowledge about the incident.”

The police who have already visited Aamir’s family have informed them that the vehicle in which Aamir was brought to the hospital has been seized and they are on a lookout for the boys who dropped him at the hospital.

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