Bullet Fired by Troops Pierced IOK Youth’s Liver, Spinal Cord

Srinagar, December 02 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Mir (26), a resident of Senzen-Shahoora village of Pulwama, is immobile since he was hit in his chest by a bullet in the firing of Indian troops on protesters on October 14, this year.
According to media sources, forceful demonstrations had erupted in Litter area of Pulwama on the fateful day after the killing of two youth by the troops during a siege and search operations. One more youth was martyred and several others including Muhammad Ashraf Mir were injured in the firing of the troops on the protesters. Muhammad Ashraf Mir in a media interview said that the bullet had pierced his chest causing damage to liver and spinal cord. “Since then I am restricted to a bed and not able to move even an inch. The bullet has damaged my spinal cord more than 90 percent,” he said. Ashraf’s nephew Amir Hamid said that they spent more than one lac rupees on three surgeries and medicines of Ashraf but there was no improvement. “During three surgeries, doctors removed a portion of his liver which was damaged by the bullet but didn’t succeed in helping the backbone injury,” he said. Muhammad Ashraf Mir’s 70-year-old mother, Zaiba Begum said that her injured son was the lone bread-earner for the family of 11 members. “He was a motorcycle mechanic before working in a brick-kiln. Now he can’t do any of the jobs,” she said. Zaiba’s husband passed away a decade ago. She was planning Muhammad Ashraf Mir’s marriage little knowing that the destiny had something else in store for the family. KASHMIR VOICE
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