The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday sought a detailed report from the police and the civil administration regarding the injury caused to a 19-month-old by by pellets fired by the security forces, The Indian Express reported. Doctors at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar have said Hiba Nisar, who was injured during clashes between security forces and residents in Shopian district on Sunday, may lose sight in one eye.
State Human Rights Commission Chief retired Justice Bilal Nazki issued a notice to Shopian’s Senior Superintendent of Police Sandeep Chaudhary and the deputy commissioner based on a petition by human rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo. “We have sought a report from both police and district administration and asked them to give their version of the events,” Nazki told The Indian Express.
In his petition, Untoo has asked for a detailed status report on the incident, an inquiry by the human rights commission and compensation to the baby’s legal heirs.
The baby was discharged from hospital on Monday but is likely to undergo a surgery on Wednesday.