Retired army captain shoots at wife in north Kashmir

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A 50-year-old woman was critically injured on Thursday after allegedly being shot at by her husband in a fit of rage over some issue in Shokbaba village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

An unnamed official told the agency that a retired army captain, Gulam Rasool Khan shot his wife identified as Fatima Begum (50) with a 12 bore gun in Shokbaba village at around 03:45 am.

Following the incident, Ms. Begum suffered critical head injuries and was shifted to the district hospital Bandipora, he said. After initial treatment, she was referred to the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital Srinagar for specialised treatment and her condition was stated to be critical, the official said.

He further said that a case under relevant sections of laws has been registered and further investigation has been taken up. (KNO)

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