A financial institution supervisor from Rajasthan was shot useless by a terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam within the second focused assault on Hindus within the Valley in three days.
A terrorist entered the Areh department of Elaqahi Dehati Financial institution and shot Vijay Kumar, the financial institution supervisor. A CCTV footage reveals the killer getting into the department, firing a shot and fleeing. Vijay Kumar was being rushed to the hospital when he breathed his final.
A resident of Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, Kumar had not too long ago joined his posting in Kulgam.
Police mentioned the realm 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 trainer from Jammu, Rajni Bala, was killed by terrorists exterior a college, 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 house final night.
In one other incident, three troopers had been injured after an explosion of their car early this morning. One of many troopers has suffered vital accidents.
Based on the Military, the three troopers had taken a personal car for an anti-terrorist operation. The blast, they mentioned, came about whereas they had been on their method to the goal space.
Police at the moment are making an attempt to verify if the blast was brought on by an IED, a grenade or the malfunctioning of the automobile battery. Sources mentioned the car has been closely broken and it is unlikely that this was brought on by battery points.
In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the killing and expressed his condolences. He additionally focused the NDA authorities over its failure to maintain the peace in Kashmir and mentioned they have to guarantee the security of residents.
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 below a Prime Minister’s rehabilitation bundle have threatened mass migration as they not really feel protected. To cease them from leaving, the Union Territory administration put up barricades and locked gates to transit camps.
Focused assaults on migrant staff and native minorities in Kashmir began final 12 months. In October, seven civilians had been killed in 5 days — amongst them a Kashmiri Pandit, a Sikh and two non-local Hindus.