J&K: One more shot dead in targeted killing

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Srinagar: A non-local street hawker was today shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar. This is another case of targeted killings as per the media reports.

Identified as 36-year-old Arvind Kumar, the deceased was originally a resident of Bihar and worked in J&K as a street hawker.

The attack took place in Srinagar’s Eidgah area at around 6.40 pm on Saturday evening. This is the same area where another street hawker, Virendra Paswan, was shot dead by terrorists earlier this month.

Following the attack, Kumar was rushed to Government Medical College Srinagar (SMHS) where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Targeted killings

Several have been killed. Six were killed last week, among which four belonged to the minority communities and six of the deaths took place in Srinagar, the main urban centre of the Valley.

Two civilians were shot dead on October 7, in a targeted serial terror attack on civilians. One civilian was a school teacher and another was a principal.

On Wednesday, three civilians including Makhan Lal Bindroo was shot dead by a suspected militants. Makhan Lal Bindroo was killed at his shop Bindroo Medicate in Srinagar.

Sixty-eight-year-old Makhan Lal Bindroo was shot at by the assailants from point-blank range while he was at his pharmacy, dispensing medicines.

An official said Makhan Lal Bindroo received four bullets and was declared brought dead at SMHS hospital. A famous chemist in the area, Bindroo had been operating his pharmacy in Srinagar for many decades and was also well known for his philanthropic works.

A Kashmiri Pandit, Makhan Lal Bindroo, was one of the few from the community who did not migrate out at the onset of militancy in 1990.

He stayed back along with his wife to continue operating his business which grew to become a trusted name in the city for quality medicines.

Within an hour, militants struck at Hawal area of the city, killing a non-local street vendor, an official said.


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