Srinagar, Feb 21: A casual employee of forest department was critically injured while performing his duties after he fell from his forest compartment and rolled down into a deep ravine sustaining multiple fractures and head injuries on Tuesday evening.
The injured labourer was identified as Lateef Ahmad Lone son of Mohammad Subhan Lone of Sheeri Mirher in Narwav Baramulla. He is posted at forest compartment No 71/2nd S-Range of Jehlum Valley Division Baramulla.
“Lateeef received critical injuries in his head and legs while performing his duty. He slipped and rolled down accidentally from his forest compartment and was hit by rocks,” ‘witnesses said who evacuated him to hospital along with team of forest officials.
Family members said that doctors have performed a surgery on Lateef in SKIMS Srinagar which lasted for three hours. Later, he went into coma and is on ventilator at SKIMS hospital.
Meanwhile Divisional Forest Officer Mir Waseem, Range Officer Baramulla, staff of Control Room and other staff members accompanied Lone to SKIMS.
The locals hailed DFO JV Division for taking every possible step to save the precious life of the employee working as casual labourer. (PTK)