Kashmir target killings: Bank manager gunned down in Kulgam dist
Srinagar: A branch manager from Rajasthan was gunned down by a terrorist in the Kulgam district of Jammu Kashmir in yet another incident of targetted killing of Hindus in the valley within a short period of three days, media reports said.
A terrorist entered the Areh branch of Elaqahi Dehati Bank and shot Vijay Kumar, the bank manager.
The assailant fled the crime scene after firing at Kumar, CCTV footage showed.
Kumar was rushed to the hospital but he succumbed to ithe injuries on the way.
He was a resident of Rajasthan's Hanumangarh and recently posted as the branch manager.
His death comes two days after terrorists killed a 36-year-old Kashmiri Pandit school teacher in Golpara area of Kulgam district.
In the last two months, two civilians, incuding a Kashmir Pandit employee Rahul Bhat and two off duty policemen were shot down by the terrorists.
Condemning the Vijay Kumar's murder, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot slammed the NDA government for the growing attacks on Hindus and Kashmiri Pandits.
NDA सरकार कश्मीर में शांति बहाल करने में असफल रही है। केन्द्र सरकार कश्मीर में नागरिकों की सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करे। हमारे नागरिकों की इस तरह आतंकियों द्वारा हत्या बर्दाश्त नहीं की जाएगी।— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 2, 2022
National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah tweeted to condemn the murder of the bank manager.
So very sorry to hear about the targeted killing of Vijay Kumar. Tweeting to condemn an attack & condole a death are becoming a mind-numbingly regular thing. It’s heartbreaking to see families destroyed like this. https://t.co/R2DjQkKJqV— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 2, 2022
BJP's J&K spokesperson Altaf Thakur said the killing was a serious issue and a cause of concern.
Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone termed the killing a heinous act.
Yet again extremely sad news coming in. An innocent civilian working as a manager in a bank in Kulgam has been shot dead. Am at a loss of words to express my condemnation for such heinous acts.— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) June 2, 2022
May the family have the courage to bear this loss. May the deceased rest in Peace.