Majid Kapra

Youth stabbed in Srinagar, accused held

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Srinagar: Police on Wednesday arrested a man from Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district hours after he attacked and injured a youth at Eidgah area in the old city.

Identified as Kaisar Ahmad Bhat (28), son of Khursheed Ahmad Bhat of Nagbal area in Ganderbal, the accused, who is alleged to be a chronic stone pelter, was arrested for stabbing a youth at Eidgah Park here this evening with a knife.

The victim, identified as Kaisar Ahmad Sofi, son of Gulzar Ahmad Sofi of Noorbagh Srinagar, was shifted to SMHS Hospital in injured condition.

Doctors treating the victim said he had suffered injuries, but his condition is stable.

A police official told ‘Kashmir Images’ that a case (FIR No. 99) under sections 323,341 and 307 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Police Station Safakadal in this regard.

He said the accused, on the run, was arrested barely three hours after committing the offense and is presently lodged at the police station.

Meanwhile, Srinagar police in a tweet said that the accused, “a chronic stone pelter, having history of stone pelting has been arrested for stabbing a youth at Eidgah Park.”

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