A day after terrorists shot dead veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of a news daily ‘Rising Kashmir’ Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers in the heart of Srinagar, the police today have released a photo of the fourth suspect in the case.
The suspect, a bearded man in a white shirt, can be seen in the photo checking on the bodies in the car, not long after Mr Bukhari was shot dead. As a man pulls out the body of Shujaat Bukhari’s guard from the car, the suspect is seen picking up his pistol and disappearing from the scene.
Shujaat Bukhari was killed by three bike-borne terrorists, seen on security footage carrying weapons in a sack. The fourth man is suspected to be a local.
According to reports, the father of two, Shujaat Bukhari, was also said to be on a terrorist hit list. The police have put out a public appeal for help to identify the killers from the CCTV images.
The Editor-in-Chief of “Rising Kashmir” was killed when he had just left his office in Press Enclave and was heading to an Iftar party. The police suspect the killers were working for the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.