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Minor boy injured in Poonch firing succumbs

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Jammu:  A 9-year-old boy, who was injured in mysterious firing in Surankote area of Poonch district yesterday, died at Government Medical College, Jammu on Thursday.

Quoting sources, local news agency GNS reported that the boy identified as Afran Ahmed, son of Mohammad Sharief of Sangla Tehsil, was shifted to GMC Jammu from GMC Rajouri for advanced treatment.  However, he succumbed to the grievous wounds.

Police confirmed the death of the minor and said they have already registered a case (FIR No. 10/2023) under relevant sections of law and further investigations are underway.

The boy was injured near his residence while two other persons, heading to pay obeisance at a shrine had a miraculous escape in the incident.




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