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J&K: Shooting stones kill two pilgrims near Shiv Khori shrine in Reasi

Two pilgrims lost were killed in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday.

Written By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Srinagar Updated on: August 08, 2022 19:27 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir news: Two pilgrims were killed while another one sustained injuries after they were hit by a boulder near the Shiv Khori shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's  Reasi district on Monday, police said. 

"A pilgrim from Uttar Pradesh and another from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri lost their lives after being hit by a shooting stone near the cave of Shiv Khori Shrine in Reasi district," said Babila Rakwal, Deputy Commissioner. 

The two people killed in the incident have been identified as Sarwant Sahani (45) of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Nirmal Singh (18) from Khawas village of J&K’s Rajouri district. He further added that Sahani's younger brother Sahib Sahani (32) was injured and shifted to a hospital.

Shiv Khori, a famous shrine devoted to lord Shiva and situated in between the hillocks about 140 kms north of Jammu, is visited by lakhs of devotees from across the country round the year.

(With inputs from PTI)

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