Baramulla: A 36-year-old man has lost both his legs to Friday’s cross-LoC shelling in Uri Sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Syed Nadir Hussain, son of Peer Hussain, from Kamalkote area of Uri was injured after being hit by a shell and was immediately rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Although he is stable as of now, officials he has got completely handicapped as he has lost both his legs due to the critical injuries.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Uri, Dr Ramzan confirmed the incident to Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
Nadir Hussain was brought to a nearby hospital in critical condition wherefrom he was immediately rushed to a Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment, he said.
He said that many injured were brought to Uri hospital and identified them as Sajad Khan (62), son of Muhammad Aslam Khan of Balkote Uri; Saif-ud-din Qureshi (63), son of Fiqur Ullaha Qureshi of Kamalkote Uri; Hakim Bee (50), wife of Abdul Hamid of Gohallan Uri and Sarfraz Ahmad (18), son of Lateif Ahmad of Gohallan Uri.
He added that one among the injured was discharged yesterday while the others were shifted to Baramulla hospital for further treatment.
Meanwhile, the shelling also caused extensive damage to the properties of border dwellers with officials stating that at least 30 residential houses have suffered partial damage.
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Riyaz Ahmad told KNO that 30 houses and several other constructions have suffered partial damage.
He said a team has been sent to the affected area to assess the loss. He added that many livestock also perished in the shelling.
“Several live mortar shells were also found in Uri areas including Kamlakote, Barsari and Kundi on Saturday. A team comprising of Police, Army and Revenue department officials have been sent to the spot and the live shells will be defused,” he added. KNO