Published by Kashmir News Trust
Kulgam, Sep 14, 2017 / 4:12 pm
A group of Army men allegedly thrashed a school driver and resorted to aerial firing after he entered into an argument with them in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Witnesses said that an army vehicle hit a private school bus at Wanpou village leading to an heated argument.
Shortly after the argument, the army men caught hold of the driver whom locals identified as Nazir Ahmed and assaulted him. The army action sparked protest against them.
Reports said that the driver was admitted in the hospital for treatment.
Shortly after the incidents, the students of the private school hit to roads and raised anti-India and anti-Army slogans.
Witnesses said that in order to disperse the protesting students who demanded action against the soldiers responsible for lawlessness, the government forces resorted to aerial firing and tear-smoking shelling creating panic in the area.
Couple of students have reportedly been wounded. According to reports a Class 10th student, whom school authorities identified as Sheezan Ahmed was injured due to tear-smoke shell and received at least 7 stitches in his head.
The incident disrupted the vehicular movement on the road.
When contacted, Srinagar based Defense Spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said "no army personnel were involved in manhandling."