Student Injured in Peshawar Attack Dies

Student who was injured in the horrific Taliban attack on an army-run school succumbed to his injuries after fighting for his life for over two months.

Published: 21st February 2015 11:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2015 11:24 PM   |  A+A-


Schoolchildren cross a road as they move away from a military run school that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, December 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Khuram Parvez)


PESHAWAR: One more student, who was injured in the horrific December 16 Taliban attack on an army-run school here, succumbed to his injuries today after fighting for his life for over two months, taking the death toll to 153 in the tragic incident.         

Ishaq Amin, a tenth-grade student in the Peshawar Army Public School, passed away this morning in the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) where he was under treatment since he was brought there on the day of the attack in critical condition.      

Ishaq's brother Amir was also injured in the attack and he is undergoing treatment in the same hospital.            

"Ishaq Amin was shot in the head and face during the deadly attack on the Peshawar school and had been in critical condition since. He had two operations both of which failed," Ishaq's elder brother Waqar Amin said.     Waqar also blamed the government for neglecting the treatment of injured students and threatened to register an FIR against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Express Tribune reported.            

Yesterday, Pakistan released an amount of Rs 45 million for the treatment of 30 injured students at the Agha Khan Hospital in Karachi.   Abid Raza, vice president of the Shuhada Forum - a representative body of parents of the victims - said the death toll has climbed to 153 with the latest death, among them 134 students.           

The brazen December 16 attack had also left many with critical disabling wounds, who are receiving treatment in various cities of Pakistan.   

Many survivors are still traumatised and psychiatrists suggest they need long-term therapy and mental health counselling to recover from the shock of the devastating experience.

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