BANDIPORA: The lady who was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Hajin area of Bandipora district on Sunday night is no more, police said. She was driven in a critical condition to JVC hospital in Bemina where she was declared dead.
Police sources said that around 10.35 pm on Sunday, three young men, suspected to be militants barged in the house of PDP worker Abdul Majeed Dar son of Abdul Gaffar Dar of Shahgund Sumbal in Bandipora district. They were looking for Dar, apparently with the intention to kidnap him.
“His wife Shakeela came in between to rescue her husband who was hiding somewhere in the house,” official sources said. “The attackers became furious and attacked Shakeela Begum with knives injuring her grievously,” said an official.
As the attackers fled, there were efforts to evacuate her to the hospital. “Shakeela was shifted to Hajin hospital where from she was referred to Srinagar,” they said. It took a bit of time in shifting her to the hospital and later to drive her to JVC in Srinagar, the nearest major hospital to the village.
Aged about 45, she had multiple stab wounds. She had serious injuries in her abdomen and neck, sources said. In the hospital she died. It was not immediately known if she died of massive blood loss or a grievous internal injury.
Police have registered case and investigations will follow.