Civilian shot dead in Budgam, vendor critically wounded in Pulwama
Budgam/Pulwama: A civilian was shot dead by militants at Gotpora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district while as a non-local street vendor was critically injured after being fired at by the militants, police said Monday.
An official said that a civilian identified as Tajamul Mohi-ud-din Rather was shot at by the unidentified militants outside his home in Budgam. The injured civilian has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
However, the injured succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital, officials said, adding that the area has been cordoned off and massive searches launched.
A non-local labourer was shot at by the unidentified gunmen at Gangoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said. They said that that a non-local labour identified as Bisujeet Kumar, son of Paras Mandan of Bihar was injured after he was fired upon by the militants at Gangoo area. He was immediately rushed to the District Hospital Pulwama for treatment.
A police spokesman in a statement said that during the evening hours, two incidents were reported in Budgam and Pulwama districts. Senior police officers along with reinforcement reached at both the crime spots.
“In Budgam, militants barged into the house of one civilian Tajamul Mohi-ud-din Dar resident of Gotpora area of Budgam and fired indiscriminately upon him. In this incident, he had sustained critical gunshot injuries and was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for the treatment however, doctors declared him dead on arrival,” the spokesman said.
About Pulwama incident, 7:45 pm, militants fired upon one street vendor identified as Bisujeet Kumar Son of Paras Madal resident of Bihar. “In this incident he had received gunshot injuries and was immediately shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar in a Critical Care ambulance where he is being treated,” he said.
“Police have registered cases regarding both the incidents. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances leading to these crimes. The respective areas have been cordoned and search in these areas is going on,” the spokesman said. (with inputs from KNO)