Ganderbal admin reaches out to self-immolation victim

Provides Rs 50,000 cheque as immediate assistance

Young man sets himself on fire to resist building's demolition in Ganderbal
Screengrab | Young man sets himself on fire to resist building's demolition in Ganderbal

GANDERBAL — District administration Ganderbal on Thursday reached out to the youth who took an extreme step of self-immolation on Tuesday at Haran, Ganderbal and provided him an assistance of Rs 50,000.

The said person identified as Aamir Hamid Shah, resident of Haran Ganderbal, took the extreme step during a demolition drive undertaken by Irrigation and Flood Control Department over the banks of Nallah Sindh in Haran and was rescued on the spot.

However, he received burn injuries before flames were doused and is being treated at SKIMS, Soura.

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On behalf of District Administration, Tehsildar Lar today visited SKIMS to enquire about his health condition and have firsthand appraisal about health care facilities being provided to the injured.

He expressed sympathies with the injured youth on behalf of the District Administration and also provided fifty thousand rupees in cash assistance to him.

Earlier, Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, who is appointed as an enquiry officer, visited the spot where the incident happened to enquire into the whole spectrum of episode that led the victim to take such extreme step.

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