Pepper gas use by forces cause of 65-yr-old Hajira’s death: Family

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By News Desk | Srinagar

Family of a 65-year-old woman alleged that she died due to the use of pepper gas by the government forces in Safa Kadal locality of Srinagar. Family members said that the deceased was suffering from a chest disease and unabated use of pepper gas in the locality deteriorated her health resulting into her death.

Hajira, wife of Ghulam Hassan of Safa Kadal, was suffering from some chest ailment and died due to the adverse affects on her health from excessive use of pepper gas by the forces in the locality, said locals.

Speaking to a news agency about the death of Hajira, her neighbor Tariq Ahmad Kawa said, “She (Hajira) complained of severe chest pain after she was exposed to the pepper gas in our locality. We tried to shift her to the hospital. She was suffering from a chest problem which got complicated and led to her death.”

Showkat Hussain Bhat, son of deceased alleged that excessive use of pepper gas in residential area was the cause of her mother’s death. He demanded stern action against allegedly involved persons and registration of culpable homicide case.


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