Srinagar, Oct 16, 2021: Terrorists shot dead a non-local street hawker in Srinagar on Saturday. This is the latest in a spate of terror-related attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in recent weeks.
Identified as 36-year-old Arvind Kumar, the deceased was originally a resident of Bihar and worked in J&K as a street hawker.
The attack took place in Srinagar’s Eidgah area at around 6.40 pm on Saturday evening. This is the same area where another street hawker, Virendra Paswan, was shot dead by terrorists earlier this month.
Following the attack, Kumar was rushed to Government Medical College Srinagar (SMHS) where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Virendra Paswan, another resident of Bihar, was killed by terrorists near Madina Chowk Lalbazar in Srinagar earlier this month. Paswan hailed from Bhagalpur in Bihar and moved to J&K in search of work.
In addition to the attack on Paswan, a number of civilians, including a pharmacy owner and two government school teachers, have been killed in similar attacks in J&K over the past few weeks.
The attacks have also triggered a series of encounters between security forces and suspected terrorists.
Addressing a press conference, J&K Inspector-General of Police (IG) Vijay Kumar said two militants involved in some of the recent killings, were gunned down in separate encounters with security forces in Pulwama on Friday.