Shopian: Hours after a civilian was shot dead in the Shopian district on Saturday, terror outfit Kashmir Freedom Fighters claimed responsibility for the killing.
Puran Krishan Bhat, succumbed to his injuries after terrorists opened fire at him near Chowdari Gund.
Police officials said “In the initial investigation, eyewitnesses say that there was only one person who had targeted him and was in front of him. Nobody has spotted anyone else who might be hiding. Things will be clear, give us some time,”.
He further added that “We are ascertaining the reason, he had gone out on his scooter and had returned on it. He wasn’t alone, there were 2 people. If the incident occurred in presence of the guard who was deployed here, action will cover not only him but all concerned officers in the area.”
Following Bhat’s death, migrant Kashmiri Pandit employees staged a protest in Jammu.
#JammuAndKashmir | Migrant Kashmiri Pandit employees in Jammu protest against the killing of one #PuranKrishanBhat by terrorists in #Shopian
— NewsMobile (@NewsMobileIndia) October 15, 2022
Jammu & Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha condems the terrorist killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in Shopian, “I assure the people that the perpetrators and those aiding and abetting terrorists will be severely punished,” he says in a tweet.
Attack on Puran Krishan Bhat by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. I assure the people that the perpetrators and those aiding and abetting terrorists will be severely punished.
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) October 15, 2022
(With Agency Inputs)
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