Srinagar, October 15: A Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead by militants in Choudry Gund area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.
An official said that he was fired upon by militants when he was in the lawn of his residential house.
He said that soon after, the injured, identified as Pooran Krishan Bhat son of Tarak Nath Bhat of Choudry Gund, was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital.
He, however, succumbed at the hospital, the official said, adding that the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers. Pooran’s body was shifted to Jammu for last rites.
Hundreds of locals, mostly Muslims were visiting the area to pay condolences to the bereaved families.
Pooran as per local Pandits has left behind wife and two minors namely Shanu Bhat, a class 4th student and Shriya Bhat, a class 6th student living in Jammu and on their wish, the body of the slain was taken to Jammu.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, while talking to the reporters said that all assistance is being provided to the pandit family by the government.
He also said that the body of the deceased is being sent to Jammu, where last rites will be done and the administration has made all the arrangements for the same.
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Hurriyat Conference (M) condemns killing: Hurriyat Conference (M) expressed shock and grief over the killing of Kashmiri pandit community member Pooran Krishan Bhat of Choudharygund, Shopian by gunmen.
In the statementthe Hurriyat denounced the killing and said that every single life lost in this manner is very painful adding that it extends condolences to the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them in this hour of great sorrow. kno