Terrorists shot and killed a Kashmiri Pandit named Rahul Bhat, a government employee, in Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday.
Terrorists opened fire on Bhat at the Tehsildar office in Chadoora. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but died as a result of his injuries.
According to officials, the gunmen entered the Tehsil office in Chadoora town and shot Rahul Bhat, a clerk.
They said Bhat, who lived in a migrant community in Budgam’s Sheikhpura district.
Strongly denounce the cowardly act by terrorists who fired at an innocent and umarmed civilian, BJP’s spokesperson Altaf Thakur said.
“Rahul Bhat was working with the Revenue department at Chadoora, Budgam. This act is highly barbaric, cowardly, and shows frustration of terrorists. Attackers must be brought to justice,” he said.
According to Jammu and Kashmir police, the injured person was immediately taken to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar for treatment, where he died from his injuries. According to preliminary investigations, two terrorists were involved in this horrible act and used a pistol to strike him.
The Chadoora Budgam incident has been claimed by an outfit called Kashmir Tigers. According to a message from a local number, the Kashmir Tigers have claimed responsibility for the death of a ‘Hindu terrorist’ in Chadoora Budgam today! Anyone harassing Muslims in Hindu offices should be treated to the same standard. This is what might happen if Muslims were mistreated in Hindu-Muslim offices in the future.
The Kashmir Tigers have claimed responsibility for the death of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat in Budgam, J&K.
Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the crime, saying, “I categorically condemn the heinous militant attack on Rahul Bhatt. Rahul was a government official working in the Chadoora Tehsil office when he was attacked. Targeted assassinations continue, and terror spreads unabated. My deepest sympathies go out to Rahul’s family. RIP.”
Security officers have cordoned off the area, and efforts are underway to apprehend the terrorists.