Srinagar : A worker from Punjab was shot dead by militants while another sustained injuries in Habba Kadal area of the city, officials said here.
According to officials, the workers identified as Amritpal Singh and Rohit, both residents of Amritsar Punjab, were shot at by the attackers from point blank range at Shalla Kadal locality in Habba Kadal around 7 pm, they told GNS.
While Singh died on the spot, Rohit sustained injuries in the incident and was shifted to hospital.
” Terrorists fired upon 2 persons identified as Amritpal Singh & Rohit, R/O Amritsar at Shaheed Gunj Sgr. In this #terror incident, Amritpal Singh succumbed to his injuries while Rohit has been shifted to Hospital for treatment. Area cordoned off. Details shall follow.,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a post on ‘X’.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has strongly condemned the heinous terror attack on two civilians in Srinagar today.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the civilian martyred in the attack and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
In a post on X, the Lt Governor said: “I am deeply shocked and saddened by the heinous terror attack in Srinagar on Amritpal & Rohit from Amritsar. I condemn in strongest terms this brutal act, which has snuffed out an innocent life. In this hour of grief, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured Rohit. A team of doctors is doing their best to take care of him. No efforts will be spared to bring the perpetrators to justice. Directed the Civil & Police administration to ensure all assistance to the families.”
National Conference leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah condemned the attack on the non-locals.
“JKNC President Dr Farooq Abdullah and VP @OmarAbdullah are shocked and disgusted by the barbaric incident that took the life of Amrit Pal Singh in Shala Kadal, Srinagar. Their heartfelt condolences go out to his family,” the party said in a social media post.
“Violence should have no place in our society and such acts of barbarity only serve to hinder the progress & peace we strive for,” the post added.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemned the “dastardly attack” and prayed for swift recovery of the injured person.
People’s Conference leader Sajad Lone also condemned the attack.
“Strongly condemn the horrific act of violence leading to the tragic loss of Amrit Pal Singh, a laborer from Amritsar,” he said in a post on X, adding, “My deepest sympathies are with his family during this difficult period. Such acts of terrorism are completely reprehensible & have no place in our society.”(GNS)