Mentally retarded man showered with pellets in Srinagar

Srinagar, September 18, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian forces targeted a mentally challenged man with pellets resulting in brain injuries and damage to his both eyes.

Showkat Ahmed Misger, the ‘mott’ (insane) as he was called in Safa Kadal area was brought to a Srinagar hospital in a profusely bleeding state. With pellet injuries on face, skull and eyes, the injured Misger kept shouting in pain.

Doctors said the middle aged man had suffered brain damage due to pellets. In addition, they said, pellets had damaged both his eyes as well as perforated his chest.
“He has contusions (bleeding and tissue damage) in brain and lungs, the pellets perforating his eyes also,” a doctor attending to him and examining his CT scan said.

At the Trauma Theatre of the hospital, Showkat refused to settle down for a surgical intervention. The agitated and horrified man wanted to leave hospital while he vomited due to injuries.

“He is mentally unsound. It will not be possible to give him first aid under local anaesthesia,” doctors said.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736