J&K School bus targeted by stone-pelters, Mehbooba Mufti condemns incident

J&K School bus targeted by stone-pelters, Mehbooba Mufti condemns incident

J&K School bus targeted by stone-pelters near Shopian, Class II student suffers head injury as Mehbooba Mufti condemns incident

Stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir today targeted a school bus in Kanipora village in Shopian leaving one student of Class II with a head injury and sending the rest into shock, reported agencies.

Police said the injured student was rushed to hospital. There were some 50 children on the bus, some as young as four years old, reported Times Now, which added the bus belonged to one Rainbow International School. An FIR has been filed against those who stoned the bus.

“My son has been injured in stone pelting, this is against humanity. This could have been anyone’s child,” said the father of the students who suffered a head injury, to ANI news agency.

Police said the miscreants will soon be arrested.

“The area has been sanitised, search for stone pelters is underway and they will be arrested soon,” said Shailendra Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Shopian.

J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and former chief minister Omar Abdullah condemned the incident.

“Shocked & angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian. The perpetrators of this senseless & cowardly act will be brought to justice,” tweeted Mufti.


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