Army opens fire on youth on picnic, one injured

Srinagar :A youth was injured after  army fired upon a group of boys who were on a picnic at Tanko forest in Gutlibagh area of district Ganderbal.

Reports  said that some boys of Gotlibagh Ganderbal had gone to Tanko forest  (Codemarg)  for a picnic and stayed there for the night. The spot is around 15 km away from Gotlibagh village.

During the night hours, a patrolling party of 5 RR camp Gutlibagh fired upon them due to which a boy identified as Abdul Rashid Khan, 20, son of Suliman Khan (PSO to MLA Kangan), a resident of Gutlibagh got  injured.

Khan received a bullet injury after he was fired upon by army on his left thigh. However, Khan was provided  treatment at army camp Gotlibag by 5RR and later handed over to his parents after some negotiations, reports said.

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