Govt forces thrash Shopian youth during CASO, hospitalised

Shopian: Government forces on Monday allegedly thrashed youths during a Cordon and Search Operation at Avend-Rawalpora village in Shopian district of south Kashmir. One youth has suffered grave injuries during the thrashing.

Witnesses said that the youth identified as Sartaj Ahmad Bhat received injuries during the thrashing and was shifted to District Hospital Shopian for treatment.

Earlier, acting on inputs about the presence of militants in the village, a joint team of government forces including 34 RR, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police’s Special Operations Group launched a search operation.

Reports said that the contingents of forces were deployed in the area in the pre-dawn hours and door to door search operation was conducted.

“When the forces found nothing, they entered inside a residential house, snatched dozens of cell phones and beat several youths resulting in grave injuries to one person,” they said.

-KR Web Desk

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