A day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met a girl student injured in stone pelting, another girl student was injured after being hit by stone thrown by force personnel in Nawa Kadal area of downtown Srinagar on Thursday.
Khushboo Jan, a student of Nawa Kadal Higher Secondary School, was injured on forehead by stone hurled by the force personnel while she along with her friends were protesting against the highhandedness of forces on students community.
She was rushed to SMHS hospital, where she is undergoing treatment.
“We, all girl students’ of the college, took out a protest rally today against police highhandedness on students and injuries caused to Iqra in forces action. It was a peaceful protest,” Khusboo, who is undergoing treatment at SMHS hospital told Rising Kashmir.
She said the police and paramilitary personnel resorted to teargas shelling to disperse their peaceful protest.
The scared students, she said, hid in a lane to save themselves from the police action. “After a lull of few minutes, we thought that policemen had left the place and mustered courage to come out”.
“We didn't realize that they were standing opposite to us. The movement we came out from the lane, they hurled a stone at me from the slingshot. It hit my forehead, leaving me in pool of blood," said Khushboo, 12th standard student.
Khusboo is the eldest daughter of her parents, who are shattered to see their daughter on the hospital bed.
"No mother can see her daughter, who had left home for school in the morning, is lying in hospital with a blood stained uniform," said Shakeela Bano, Khusboo's mother.
In last year’s unrest, 180 females were injured in forces action.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman said miscreants and some students of Government Higher Secondary School Nawakadal pelted stones on forces camp at Braripora Nawakadal.
“During this stone pelting one girl namely Khusboo Jan daughter of Ghulam Mohammad Kuchay of Noorbagh was hit by a stone on her forehead. She was shifted to SMHS Hospital for treatment, where her condition is stable so far,” he said.