Kashmiri man brutally attacked in Shimla succumbs to injuries, family seeks action

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The family alleges that no action has been taken by the police

Srinagar: A young man from South Kashmir’s Anantnag district succumbed to injuries sustained from an assault in Shimla 42 days ago.

The deceased man identified as Fayaz Ahmad Hajam, a resident of Zalangam Kokernag village, was brutally assaulted and wounded by in Rohru road Shimla City of Himachal Pradesh on June 18, 2020.

Soon after the incident, Fayaz was shifted to Shimla’s Indra Gandhi Medical College where he was on treatment and on July 30, he succumbed to his injuries.

Senior Superintendent of Police Shimla, Ompati Jamwal, has told a local news website Kashmir Despatch that family has not filed the complaint officially.

“The matter has been reported with us. Though, it is not a Shimla city matter, that is why it is taking time. We found him in injured condition on Rohru and he was shifted to hospital. However, he died,” Jamwal said.

“The DSP had asked deceased brother to file a statement. However, his brother said that they will first take the body and then they will come back and file the statement. And, now we ask anyone to come forward and file a complaint”, he said.

However, Police said that they will “assure action against the culprits once the complaint is lodged”.

Fayaz’s family maintains that they have already registered a complaint with Shimla Police and now seek the intervention of Lieutenant Governor of JK, GC Murmu and Director General of Police Kashmir, as the culprits are not being punished.


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