Indian troops martyr one more civilian in IOK
ISLAMABAD (APP): Indian troops have killed another civilian in Held Srinagar, taking the death toll in the ongoing Kashmir Intifada to 93.
According to KMS, the 47-year-old civilian, Abdul Qayoom, who was working with Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department as a driver on contract basis, succumbed to his injuries at Soura Institute of Medical Sciences in Held Srinagar, last night.
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The family members of Abdul Qayoom said that he was beaten to pulp by the troops of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Gooripora locality in Hyderpora area of Srinagar where he had gone to attend a function at his in-laws on Friday.
His brother-in-law Irshad Ahmad told media persons that Abdul Qayoom had come from his residence in Aali Kadal in old Srinagar to attend the function at Gooripora.
"He went to market to buy some essentials where he was beaten mercilessly by CRPF men at 8:30 am," Irshad said, who was at Soura hospital when doctors declared Qayoom dead at around 10 pm.
According to Irshad and other family members of Qayoom, doctors at the hospital told them that he had grave injury on his head which proved fatal for him.
Thousands of people from Aali Kadal and its adjoining areas took to the streets late Friday night and held massive anti-India and pro-freedom protests.
They said that Abdul Qayoom died of beating by the forces' personnel and not in a road accident as claimed by police.
It is to mention here that over 150 people sustained injuries due to the use of brute force by Indian police and troops on peaceful demonstrations across the Kashmir Valley on Friday.