SRINAGAR: In Indian-held Kashmir, in ward number 20 at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital, a young girl sat in a corner, tears streaming down her cheeks.

“They have taken my brother again for some medical investigations. Nobody is telling us anything about his condition,” said Aisha while wiping her tears, as attendants in the ward huddle around to console her.

Moments later, 20-year-old Musaib Ahmad, writhing in pain, is shifted back to the ward on a stretcher. “Please help me! This pain is unbearable,” said Ahmad. This was for the third time since Thursday afternoon when Ahmad, admitted to hospital with severe pellet injuries, that he had been taken for CT scan.

“Look what they have done to him,” said Aisha. His entire body is pitted with the pellet shots and drops of blood are still oozing out from his injuries on various body parts. His limb too is broken with pellets.

Doctors said Ahmad had pellet injury in his kidney causing Hematuria, a condition where blood leaks into urine, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported. Besides, the doctors said that “some pellets” have also gone inside the chest of the youth, resulting in hemothorax, a condition where blood fills the chest cavity resulting in shrinking of lungs.

“More than 300 pellets have hit his back, limbs besides vital organs have been damaged,” said the doctors.