A financial institution supervisor from Rajasthan was shot useless by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam within the second focused assault on Hindus within the Valley in three days.
Terrorists attacked Vijay Kumar, supervisor of Elaqahi Dehati Financial institution, inside its Areh department as we speak. He breathed his final on the best way to hospital.
A resident of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, Kumar had just lately joined his posting in Kulgam.
Police stated the world has been cordoned off and efforts are on to trace down the terrorists behind the assault.
The assault comes simply two days after a Hindu instructor from Jammu, Rajni Bala, was killed by terrorists outdoors a faculty, additionally in Kulgam.
The financial institution supervisor’s killing in Kulgam got here inside 24 hours of two main incidents within the adjoining Shopian district. A civilian, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, was injured in a focused terror assault inside his dwelling final night.
In one other incident, three troopers have been injured after an explosion of their car early this morning. One of many troopers has suffered important accidents.
Based on the Military, the three troopers had taken a personal car for an anti-terrorist operation. The blast, they stated, passed off whereas they have been on their strategy to the goal space.
Police are actually attempting to verify if the blast was attributable to an IED, a grenade or the malfunctioning of the automobile battery. Sources stated the car has been closely broken and it is unlikely that this was attributable to battery points.
The recent assault additionally comes amid a widespread protest within the Union Territory by Kashmiri Pandits demanding that they be relocated to safer areas. Members of the neighborhood have been protesting since Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit, was shot useless contained in the Justice of the Peace’s workplace in Budgam final month.
About 4,000 Kashmir Pandits employed within the Valley beneath a Prime Minister’s rehabilitation package deal have threatened mass migration as they now not really feel secure. To cease them from leaving, the Union Territory administration put up barricades and locked gates to transit camps.
Focused assaults on migrant employees and native minorities in Kashmir began final yr. In October, seven civilians have been killed in 5 days — amongst them a Kashmiri Pandit, a Sikh and two non-local Hindus.