Jammu & Kashmir: Woman Teacher Shot Dead By Terrorist In Kulgam

A Hindu school teacher was shot by terrorists in the Kulgam area of Kashmir, in yet another episode of targeted attacks on minorities in Jammu and Kashmir. Rajni Bala, 36, of Samba in the Jammu region, was injured when terrorists opened fire on her in the Gopalpora area of Kulgam, where she was working as a teacher, according to police. She was badly injured and transported to the hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The police have stated that the terrorists responsible for the heinous crime would be discovered and neutralized as quickly as possible.

The incident occurred at a high school in Kulgam’s Gopalpora neighborhood. A cordon has been placed around the area.

Omar Abdullah, vice-president of the National Conference, called the attack on the teacher “despicable.”

“Rajni was from Samba District of Jammu province. A government teacher working in Kulgam area of South Kashmir, she lost her life in a despicable targeted attack. My heart goes out to her husband Raj Kumar & the rest of her family. Another home irreparably damaged by violence,” he said.

“This is yet another targeted killing in a long list of recent attacks directed at unarmed civilians. Words of condemnation & condolence ring hollow as do the assurances of the government that they will not rest till situation normalises. May the deceased rest in peace,” Mr Abdullah added.

Barely a week ago, Amreen Bhat, a 35-year-old social media influencer, was shot dead by terrorists in the Budgam district. A 10-year-old, the woman’s nephew, was also injured in the attack. The attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, police had said.

This is the seventh targeted killing in Kashmir this month. While three of the victims were off-duty policemen, four were civilians. 

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