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Injured Yawar's family waiting for financial help since 2009
SRINAGAR, Sep 6: Yawar Ibrahim of Maisuma locality here was seriously injured in 2009 when allegedly hit by a tear gas shell during a protest against the Shopian rape and murder incident.

Since then his family did not receive any financial help from the authorities for his treatment.

The family said that neither the government nor the separatists provided any helping hand for the treatment of Yawar.

The family members added that Yawar was then studying in 9th standard. "He went out to purchase something from the market. Since intense clashes were going on in the area; police used force to disperse protestors. Yawar was hit by a tear smoke shell," they said.

When contacted, Station House Officer (SHO), Maisuma police station, Sajjad Ahmad while confirming the incident said a formal case was registered into the incident vide FIR number: 50/2009 under section 307/148/336/147 RPC in police station Maisuma.

However, he did not say whether the charge sheet was filed in the court or investigation into the incident is underway.

Mohammad Ibrahim, father of Yawar, said that the tear gas shell was fired from a close range directly on his head.

“After being hit by teargas shell, Yawar slipped into coma for two and half years. He was in the hospital during that period," Ibrahim said.

He added that Yawar regained consciousness later but developed serious problem in both legs for which he underwent two major surgeries.

With tears trickling down his wrinkled cheeks, Ibrahim said his son cannot speak now as he is lost his speech due to the injuries. “He also developed some other problems which made him completely dependent on others," he said.

Ibrahim stated that his grocery shop in Maisuma market has never been opened after 2009 due to the poor health of his son and several economic problems.

He said that Yawar’s mother could not tolerate the pain of her lone son and died five years after he was injured. He said that Yawar could not continue his studies due to health problems.

“We have been facing serious financial problems after my son got injured. It is very difficult for us to make both ends meet. Even the treatment cost for Yawar is unaffordable for me," he said.

News Updated at : Friday, September 7, 2018
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