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Jammu and Kashmir: Bihar labourer shot dead by terrorists in Anantnag district, area cordoned off

Jammu and Kashmir: Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti condemned the attack and said, "I express my condolences to the family of the deceased."

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Sheenu Sharma
Anantnag
Updated on: April 18, 2024 6:33 IST
Jammu Kashmir, Bihar labourer Raju Shah killed by terrorists, Bihar labourer shot at in Anantnag dis
Image Source : INDIA TV Jammu and Kashmir: Bihar labourer killed by terrorists in Anantnag.

Jammu and Kashmir: A labourer from Bihar was shot dead by terrorists in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today (April 17). This is the third such incident in the valley so far this year, officials said. 

They added that the terrorists fired upon Raja Shah from point-blank range at Jablipora in the Bijbehera area, resulting in critical injuries. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries. 

The injured is said to be identified as Raja Shah son of Shankar Shah resident of Bihar. As per locals, he received two bullet injuries one in his neck and another one in his abdomen. 

The incident took place in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which is going to polls in the third phase on May 7.

Jammu-Kashmir Raj Bhawan statement on Bihar worker killing 

J&K Raj Bhawan said, "The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has condemned the terror attack in Bijbehara, Anantnag today. He has conveyed his condolences to the family of the martyred civilian Raja Shah, a resident of Bihar. The Lt Governor said: No words are strong enough to condemn the heinous terrorist attack in Bijbehara, Anantnag, targeting Raja Shah, a resident of Bihar. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family of the innocent civilian martyred in this cowardly attack. Entire nation stands in solidarity with the family in this hour of grief. We have full faith in the unparalleled valour of J&K Police and security forces, and I assure the people that terrorists responsible for this barbaric act will have to pay a very heavy price. We will hunt down the perpetrators and crush those elements, who are aiding and abetting the terrorists."

Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns attack on Bihar worker

Democratic Progressive Azad Party chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad said people must stand together against such an act.

"Strongly condemn the tragic Bijbehara attack in which a non-local named Raja Shah, of Bihar lost his life in this senseless act of violence," posted Ghulam Nabi Azad on X. 

Similar incidents reported prior 

On February 7, terrorists shot dead Amritpal Singh, a worker from Amritsar in Punjab, at the Shalla Kadal locality in the Habba Kadal area of the city. Another non-local worker, identified as Rohit Mashi, who also hailed from Amritsar, sustained injuries in the incident and succumbed a day later.

On April 8, a non-local cab driver, identified as Dilranjeet Singh was shot and injured by terrorists in Shopian district.

National Conference condemned terror attack 

The Anantnag attack was condemned by political parties with National Conference president Farooq Abdullah asserting that such incidents will hinder peace.

"JKNC President Dr Farooq Abdullah and VP @OmarAbdullah express shock and sadness at the news of Rajshah Ji's death, who succumbed to grievous injuries after being shot at in Bijbehara today. They vehemently condemn the attack, emphasizing that such acts of terror hinder peace in J&K," the NC posted on X.

Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti called it a "senseless act of violence".

"My deepest condolences to his family," she added.

BJP's Jammu and Kashmir spokesperson Altaf Thakur also condemned the killing.

"Such acts reflect the frustration of adversaries and these acts will in no way revive election boycott politics in Kashmir. Urge police to track down the killers of this innocent man and punish them sternly," he said.

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference president Sajad Gani Lone denounced the senseless violence and said such acts of brutality have no place in a civilised society.

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