CRPF personnel beat up Kashmiri Pandit in Qazigund, locals rescue him

JK Bank

Srinagar: A local resident of Levdoora area of Qazigund in south Kashmir, Krishna Raina, a Pandit, has been beaten up by CRPF personnel on Sunday and was rescued by the local people in the vicinity.

According to the reports, Mr. Raina, who has been living in the locality since childhood was rounded up by a patrolling party of the CRPF in the Levdoora area without any provocation.

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“Government forces initially questioned me for living in Kashmir despite being a Hindu. After which they started erecting bamboo sticks on me,” Mr. Raina is heard saying in the video.

Mr. Raina, son of Gopi Nath Raina, sustained multiple injuries during the assault by CRPF men, the front window of his car has also been smashed as well speaking about the incident, he said that he was on way to Qazigund market to get medicines for his ill wife, when the CRPF men intercepted him and started beating him resulting in multiple injuries.

“Local Muslims gathered around the area to rescue me. A man with begging hands pleaded them not to thrash me, however, they assaulted him too,” said Mr. Raina. The incident sparked anger in the locality and dozens of other Muslims rushed to help the Pandit man.

“I am thankful to the Muslim community who saved me from the hands of CRPF men, otherwise who knows,” Mr. Raina said. He also said that the government forces are defaming the local Muslim population, who otherwise are helpful and rescued him from the wrath of government forces.

The locals later took Krishan Jee to the nearby hospital where he is being treated. A Police official upon being contacted by media said that the incident has not come into their notice as of now. (Inputs from KNO)