Srinagar, May 12: A Kashmir migrant employee was shot dead by militants in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.
A police official said that the gunmen fired upon the migrant employee identified as Rahul Bhat, an employee in local Tehsil office, at Chadoora this afternoon. He was immediately shifted to Sub District Hospital Chadoora wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital here for specialized treatment.
“The injured was immediately brought to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries,” the official said, adding, “Preliminary investigation reveals that 02 (militants) (were) involved in this heinous crime & have used pistol for committing this crime.”
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the killing.
“I strongly condemn the barbaric killing of Rahul Bhat by (militants) at Budgam. Those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” he said in a tweet. “J&K Govt stands in solidarity with the bereaved family in this hour of grief.”
Former Chief Minister and National Conference president Omar Abdullah condemned the killing.
“I unequivocally condemn the murderous militant attack on Rahul Bhatt. Rahul was a government employee working in the Tehsil office in Chadoora where he was attacked. Targeted killings continue & a sense of fear grows unchecked. My heartfelt condolences to Rahul’s family. RIP,” Omar tweeted.
She also shared the picture of Rahul Bhat and said: “This young man had his entire life ahead of him & to know that his life was so cruelly extinguished today is tragic. Rest in peace Rahul Bhatt.”