Boy injured, two persons escape mysterious firing in Poonch


JAMMU — A 9-year-old boy was injured and two persons had a miraculous escape amid mysterious firing at them while they were heading towards a shrine for paying obeisance in Surankote area of Poonch district on Thursday.

Sources told that the boy, identified as Afran Ahmed son of Mohammad Sharief of Sangla in Surankote of Poonch district, was rushed to Sub-district Hospital Surankote. He was later shifted to Government Medical College Rajouri for advanced treatment, they said.

Immediately after the incident, they said, a police party rushed to the spot and started an investigation.

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Confirming it, a police official told the news agency GNS that a case (FIR No. 10/2023) has been registered under the relevant section of the law and further investigations were taken up. “We are working on the case and very soon case will be worked out,” he said.

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