SRINAGAR: Indian Army personnel killed an innocent youth in cold blood in the Baramulla district, raising the number of civilian killings in the ongoing violence in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) to 106. The boy was buried with his coffin covered with the Pakistan flag.
Eyewitnesses said that soldiers fired upon the men and women who were busy in paddy fields at Nadihal in Rafiabad area of the district Friday evening.
A bullet hit 22-year-old Waseem Ahmed Lone and he instantly fell down. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.
“We along with Waseem were working in the paddy field. All of a sudden forces fired from one of their three vehicles passing from the area without any provocation. A bullet hit Waseem directly,” the eyewitnesses said.
Local hospital authorities said that a bullet had hit Waseem on his back and pierced through his heart, resulting in his death. The bullet had damaged his heart causing instant death, Dr Masood, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Baramulla, told the media.
As the news of Waseem’s death spread in the area, thousands of people took to the streets and staged massive demonstrations against his brutal murder. They raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.