Srinagar, Dec 11: A woman was injured after she was hit by a ‘stray’ bullet allegedly fired from Firing Range of Air Force in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
The injured woman was identified as 65-year-old Fatima, a resident of village Vollina in Budgam. Meanwhile, spontaneous protests broke out after the news of the injuries of the woman by a ‘stray’ bullet spread in the area.
The protestors demanded action against the accused and closure of the firing range. “Damages caused by stray bullets fired from the firing range of air force have become a frequent thing in our village. It has put our lives in danger so we have been demanding for the closure of the firing range immediately,” the protestors, who had blocked the main road, alleged.
Police said that Police Station Budgam received a report that due to some aerial firing few tin roofs in village Vollina have suffered damage and a woman was injured.
An official said that after receiving this information, a police party led by Station House Officer (SHO) Budgam reached the spot and the injured was shifted to hospital for treatment. “On enquiry, it was found that stray bullets fired from firing range of air force had hit the roofs and wounded the woman,” he added.