Thursday, October 5, 2023

52-yr-old Rajouri man killed, 3 injured as militants attack wine shop in Bla

Baramulla: A 52-year-old man was killed while three others sustained injuries after militants lobbed a grenade inside a Wine shop, located at Dewan Bagh area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday evening.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, however, one among them identified as Ranjit Singh, son of Krishan Lal (52), of Rajouri has succumbed to his injuries.

The injured have been identified as Govinder Singh of Kathua, Ravi Kumar son of Kartar Chand of Khatua and Govind Singh from Rajouri district of Jammu division.

They said that the condition of one among the three injured persons, Govind Singh, is stated to be critical and has been referred to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment.

Meanwhile, the search operation has been launched in the area to nab the attackers.

Moreover, police in a tweet also confirmed the death of one injured, saying that the militants lobbed a hand grenade inside a newly opened wine shop in Baramulla and said that the area has been cordoned.

“Terrorists lobbed hand grenade inside a newly opened wine shop in Baramulla. O4 employees got injured. One among them succumbed to his injuries. All are from Jammu division. Area cordoned and search started to nab culprits,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

Police in a statement issued to KNO said that two militants riding on a bike stopped near the newly opened wine shop at Dewan Bagh Baramulla. “The pillion rider wearing a Burka walked to the window of the said wine shop and dropped a grenade inside the said wine shop through the porthole window and thereafter fled away on the bike from the spot.”

“In this incident, four employees of the said shop received splinter injuries. All the injured were immediately shifted to nearby hospital however, one among the injured identified as Ranjit Singh son of Kishan Lal resident of Bakra Rajouri succumbed to his injuries. The other injured employees have been identified as Govardhan Singh son of Bijendra Singh, Ravi Kumar son of Kartar Singh, both residents of Billawar Kathua and Govind Singh son of Gurdev Singh resident of Kangra Rajouri. Among the injured Govind Singh has been referred to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment,” the statement said.

Senior police officers immediately reached at the spot while the area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on, police said, adding that a case has been registered in this regard under relevant sections of law and investigation is in progress. “Officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident,”—(KNO)

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