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Srinagar- A Stabbing incident involving a juvenile has sent shockwaves across Kashmir valley.

Eyewitnesses said on Monday afternoon, a juvenile (name withheld), a resident of Bilal Colony Qamarwari was selling watermelons on a cart. A customer namely Mohammad Siddique Matta, also a resident of Qamarwari approached him to purchase watermelons.

They reportedly had an argument over the ‘quality of watermelons’.

As Matta refused to purchase watermelons from the cart puller, the juvenile (name withheld) stabbed Matta in the chest, leaving him in a pool of blood.

Matta was later taken to SMHS Hospital for specialized treatment.

Speaking to Kashmir Observer, SHO Police Station Qamarwari Suhail Khan said on Monday Police Station received a call at around 02:30 in the afternoon that a stabbing incident had taken place.

“On receiving the call, we immediately rushed to the spot and started investigation” SHO Suhail said.

After verifying details, it came to forth that the juvenile (name withheld) had committed the crime.

“On the same day (Monday) we apprehended the juvenile. We presented him before the juvenile justice board on Tuesday”.

He has been sent to two day remand and is presently lodged at Juvenile home, Harwan.

The condition of the victim is stable. SHO Qamarwari Suhail Khan said.

An FIR no 91 under section 307 IPC has been registered at Police Station Qamarwari. Further investigation is going on in this case.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan is a reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313



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