Two teachers, including a woman, were killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar today, less than 48 hours after three civilians were gunned down by terrorists in separate incidents. The two killed were teachers of a government school.
One of them is a Kashmir Pandit and the woman is a Sikh.
“At about 11:15 am, terrorists shot dead two school teachers at Sangam Eidgah in Srinagar district,” a police official said. He said the area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nail the attackers.
National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the latest killings. “Shocking news coming in again from Srinagar. Another set of targeted killings, this time of two teachers in a Govt school in Idgah area of the city. Words of condemnation are not enough for this inhuman act of terror but I pray for the souls of the deceased to rest in peace,” he tweeted.
Shocking news coming in again from Srinagar. Another set of targeted killings, this time of two teachers in a Govt school in Idgah area of the city. Words of condemnation are not enough for this inhuman act of terror but I pray for the souls of the deceased to rest in peace.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) October 7, 2021
On Tuesday, 70-year-old Makhan Lal Bindroo, a prominent businessman and the owner of a pharmacy in Srinagar’s Iqbal Park, was shot at from point-blank range inside his pharmacy around 7 pm, the police said. He was immediately rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The police and security forces rushed to the spot but his attackers had already escaped.
A Kashmiri Pandit, Mr Bindroo remained in Kashmir and ran his pharmacy even at the peak of terrorism in the 1990s.
The two others killed on Tuesday were a street food vendor in downtown Srinagar and another civilian in Bandipora. The man has been identified as Mohammad Shafi, the president of a taxi stand in the area.
The street food vendor was identified as Virender Paswan, a resident of Bhagalpur in Bihar.