Almost a week ago, a Kashmiri Pandit, identified as Rahul Bhat, was gunned down by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district.
New Delhi: A liquor shop staff was killed while three others were wounded in a grenade attack at a liquor shop in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. As per the report, suspected terrorists hurled a grenade at a shop located in a high-security zone of the district.
According to the police, the terrorists were came on a motorbike, thrown the grenade and fled from the spot. Police said that the pillion rider was in a burqa (veil) who came near the window of the shop, dropped a grenade inside the shop through a porthole window. As the blast accused, they fled from the scene. The victims were taken to a nearby hospital where one succumbed to his injuries. Others were referred to Srinagar for further treatment.
According to the police, all four victims are residents of the state. The deceased was identified as Ranjit Singh, a resident of Bakra Rajouri while injured persons, identified as Govardhan Singh, Ravi Kumar are residents of Kathua while the third one, Govind Singh, is the resident of Kangra Rajouri.
Almost a week ago, a Kashmiri Pandit, identified as Rahul Bhat, was gunned down by terroristsin Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Tweeting a photograph of Bhat, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah had said, “I unequivocally condemn the murderous militant attack on Rahul Bhatt. Rahul was a government employee working in the Tehsil office in Chadoora where he was attacked. Targeted killings continue & a sense of fear grows unchecked. My heartfelt condolences to Rahul’s family. RIP. This young man had his entire life ahead of him & to know that his life was so cruelly extinguished today is tragic. Rest in peace Rahul Bhatt.”
The attack on Bhat had taken place a day after two separate encounters in J&K’s Bandipora and Anantnag districts. The targeted killings had started in October last year, the victims being mostly migrants from outside Jammu and Kashmir who came in search of jobs and indigenous Kashmiri pandits.