Astori youth laid to rest in native village, student from Yasin valley succumbs to injuries in Gilgit hospital

Astori youth laid to rest in native village, student from Yasin valley succumbs to injuries in Gilgit hospital

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Gilgit, April 4: A young man shot by miscreants in Gilgit the other day was laid to rest in his native village in presence of thousands of people. His body was brought to Astore from Gilgit today.

Meanwhile, 15 year old Amjad, a student of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School hailing from Barkolti – Yasen, lost the battle for life at a local hospital. He had reportedly been hit in the head by a stray bullet on April 3. He was brought to a hospital with severe injuries where doctors tried to save him for two days, but to no avail.

Victims of the Chilas Killings

Four of the nine victims of killings in Chilas have been identified. According to media reports one of the victims belongs to Astore, one to Hunza Valley and two are from different parts of Baltistan. Five victims have yet to be identified. Closure of cellular networks and the imposition of curfew has made it difficult for family members to identify their relatives or reach the people who are still stranded.

Two bodies were shifted to Skardu in a helicopter today, according to media reports.

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