A motorcycle-borne youth survived miraculously this afternoon in Nawab Bazar area of the Old City in Kashmir’s summer capital after a bullet fired by a paramilitary trooper at him missed the target and hit the wheel of his vehicle.
The youth, whose identity is being ascertained, was riding towards the SMHS hospital around 3:00 pm today, when a trooper fired a single shot at him, witnesses told.
The bullet burst the Tyre of the motorbike while the youth sustained injuries after losing balance. He was admitted in a hospital for the treatment by the locals.
The “unprovoked” firing, witnesses said brought scores of youth on the streets. Many youth pelted rocks at the troopers alleging high-handedness by them. Witnesses said that police and CRPF men also got in verbal dual amongst themselves due to the alleged unprovoked firing.