In yet another incident of targetted attack, a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area on Saturday, stated reports. The victim identified as Puran Krishan Bhat, son of Tarak Nath Bhat and was a resident of Choudry Gund in the town.
Bhat was admitted in a district hospital after he was shot at and the doctors had reportedly said he was in a critical condition.
The unidentified assailant attacked the victim's residence. He was standing next to his gate when terrorist shot bullets on him. The incident happened in police guard's presence.
The officials said that the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.
"A Kashmiri Pandit Puran ji has been murdered. We are working on it (the case). KFF (Kashmir Freedom Fighters) has claimed the responsibility for it. We won't say anything for sure about it, yet. A guard was present here," said DIG Sujit Kumar.
On August 16, Sunil Kumar Bhat, another Kashmiri Pandit was killed in Shopian while his brother Pintu was grievously injured after they were shot at by terrorists.
The unindentified militants shot Sunil from a shorter range killing him immediately while Pintu Kumar received critical injuries.
The incident had happened when they were busy in their apple orchad in Chotipora area of Shopian, stated reports.
Protests break out in Kashmir
Migrant Kashmiri Pandit employees in Jammu protested against the killing of Puran Krishan Bhat in Shopian today.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir condemned the attack on Kashmiri Pandit and said, "Attack on Puran Krishan Bhat by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. I assure the people that the perpetrators and those aiding and abetting terrorists will be severely punished."