Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Woman pilgrim succumbs to injuries; toll 8 | india-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 21, 2017-Monday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Woman pilgrim succumbs to injuries; toll 8

Lalita (47), who was among the two injured women being treated at the SKIMS Hospital in Srinagar died at night.

india Updated: Jul 16, 2017 10:49 IST
Ashiq Hussain
Bodies of Amarnath pilgrims who died in a terror attack in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir reach Surat on July 11.
Bodies of Amarnath pilgrims who died in a terror attack in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir reach Surat on July 11. (HT Photo)

A 47-year-old woman from Gujarat, who was injured in the attack on Amarnath pilgrims earlier this week, succumbed at a hospital in Srinagar, taking the toll to eight.

Lalita was admitted to the ICU of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) after the attack on July 10.

“She died during the night,” Syed Amin Tabish, medical superintendent of SKIMS, said on Sunday.

Seven pilgrims were killed when the bus carrying over 50 pilgrims mostly from Gujarat and Maharashtra was attacked by gunmen at Batengoo in Anantnag on July 10.

While 19 wounded were airlifted to Delhi on July 11, two injured, Pushpa and Lalita, were being treated at SKIMS in Srinagar.

Police had said Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind the attack, although the militant outfit denied the charges and blamed “Indian agencies” for the attack.

Kashmiris reacted in unison against the attacks. Civil society members, traders and even separatists expressed widespread anger saying the attack on the centuries-old pilgrimage is against Kashmiri ethos and tradition.

Hardline separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani had condemned the attack, saying, “Almighty Allah won’t forgive the killers of innocents.”