In yet another attack on the minority community in the region, a Kashmiri Pandit working as a security guard at a bank was shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama Sunday morning, police said. This is the first fatal attack on a Kashmiri Pandit in the Valley since October.
The victim was identified as Sanjay Sharma, a Kashmiri Hindu resident of Achan, who was critically injured after terrorists fired at him while he was on his way to the local market.
He was shifted to the nearby government hospital where doctors declared him dead.
“Terrorists fired upon one civilian from minority namely Sanjay Sharma S/O Kashinath Sharma R/O Achan Pulwama while on way to local market. He was shifted to hospital however, he succumbed to injuries. There was Armed guard in his village. Area cordoned off. Details shall follow,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted.
This is family of Bank security guard Sanjay Sharma who was killed by terrorists in Pulwama today. Blood continues to flow like water and no one gazes an eye. #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/HGW2Q3XBij
— Parvaiz Ahmad Qadri (@Parvaiz_Qadri) February 26, 2023
Police say an armed guard has been deployed in the village for the protection of the minority community and an investigation in the matter is ongoing.
This is the first attack on a Hindu civilian in last four months and the second targeted attack on a Kashmiri local in two days. A terrorist shot at and injured Asif Ali Ganai in Anantnag whose father, a police head constable, was killed in a terrorist attack last year.
There were a series of targeted killings in Kashmir last year. Many of the victims were migrant workers or Kashmiri Pandits.
As many as 14 people belonging to minority communities, including three Kashmiri Pandits, were killed in Jammu and Kashmir last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed by Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai recently.
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