Srinagar: The death count due to use of firearms by government forces to suppress protests following Hizb commander Burhan Wani killing mounted to 47 with a 25-year-old succumbing to injuries at SKIMS here on Sunday.
Battling for survival in the hospital after being hit by a bullet in abdomen near Pampore on July 10, the youth, Sameer Ahamd Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Khonmoh Srinagar was declared dead by the doctors at the tertiary hospital earlySunday morning.
Meanwhile, the curfew, shutdown and protests amid mobile phone and internet blockade continued across the Valley on sixteenth running day on Sunday.
The State Government yesterday said 2252 persons with minor and major injuries had been treated at various hospitals across Kashmir during the ongoing unrest. It said that 2144 persons of the injured had been discharged after treatment.
The government stated that 359 surgeries had been conducted in various hospitals, out of which 197 cases were injuries to eyes.
The government said it ensured availability of sufficient medicines in all the hospitals to cater to the needs of the injured in addition to issuing directions to the hospital authorities for providing free food to the patients and their attendants.
Injured cop succumbs
Meanwhile a cop who was injured critically in a blast at Yaripora area of South Kashmirs Kulgam district on july 15, succumbed to injuries today morning at SKIMS here in srinagar.
A police official told news agency GNS that Mudasir Ahmad belt no. 619/ KGM succumed to injuries today morning. The cop sustained serious splinter injuries in a grenade blast on July 15. (GNS).