Kashmiri Pandit killed by terrorists in J&K's Shopian
The man, a Kashmiri Pandit, was fired upon by terrorists while he was on way to orchard at Choudhary Gund in Shopian.
A civilian was killed by terrorists in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The victim, identified as Puran Krishan Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit, was fired upon by terrorists while he was on his way to the orchard at Choudhary Gund in Shopian. Bhat was rushed to a hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.
“#Terrorists fired upon a #civilian (minority) Shri Puran Krishan Bhat while he was on way to an orchard in Chowdari Gund #Shopian. He was immidiately shifted to hospital for treatment where he #succumbed. Area cordoned off. Search in progress, (sic)” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to trace the killers.
Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) said that the killing was a message to the Union home minister that "everything is not ok" in Kashmir. KPSS president Sanjay Tickoo alleged that authorities are pressurising the victim's family to perform last rites as soon as possible to show normalcy in the Valley.
(Further details awaited…)
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