Jammu & Kashmir

Woman receives bullet injury, locals protest in Budgam village

Demand action, closure of nearby firing range

Naveed Ul Haq

Budgam, Dec 11: The locals staged a protest in Budgam village after a woman was injured during an aerial fire in Woolina Ichgam area of Central Kashmiri’s Budgam district.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), some aerial shots came from airport side during the practice fire and fell down on roofs of houses at village Woolina Ichgam in which a lady identified as Fatima, wife of Late Ghulam Rasool Rather  of Woolina receive bullet injury in her leg.

However, people took to the streets and blocked the main road connecting Doodpathri and Chadoora with Budgam and demanded strict action and closure of nearby firing range.

Meanwhile an official told KNO that they are ascertaining the facts and said that the injured lady has been shifted to District Hospital Budgam for treatment

Meanwhile, police in a statement said that the woman who was injured was hit by a stray bullet in the village, adding that today Police Station Budgam received a report that due to some aerial firing shots, few tin roofs in the village have suffered damage and one lady has received injury.

On this, a police party led by Station House Officer (SHO) Budgam reached the spot and the injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. On enquiry, it was found that stray bullets fired from firing range of air force had hit the roofs and the injured lady, the statement said

 

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