In a shocking incident on Monday, a non-Muslim worker was brutally shot dead by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The victim, identified as Deepu from Udhampur district in Jammu region, was working in a circus that was camped at the Janglaat Mandi area, where security measures were in place.
According to the police, Deepu had gone to a nearby market to purchase milk when two motorcycle-borne assailants approached him. Without any provocation, they fired three bullets at close range, resulting in his immediate death. The incident occurred at around 8:30 pm, sending shockwaves through the region.
The authorities swiftly responded to the heinous act, rushing the victim to the hospital, but he was declared brought dead. The tragic loss of an innocent life has sparked outrage and condemnation from the local community, as well as from law enforcement agencies.
The Kashmir Zone Police took to Twitter to report the incident, stating that a little-known outfit called Kashmir Freedom Fighter, believed to be a shadow organization of the banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, claimed responsibility for the killing. This revelation has further escalated concerns about the presence and activities of extremist groups in the region.
In response to the incident, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Vijay Kumar has taken personal interest in the case and has directed the district police to intensify their efforts to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators. The investigation is ongoing, with a case already registered.
The targeted killing of a non-Muslim worker highlights the vulnerability and precarious situation faced by individuals who are simply trying to earn a living and go about their daily lives. It is a tragic reminder of the persisting threat posed by terrorism and the urgent need for increased security measures to protect innocent civilians.
As the investigation progresses, it is hoped that the culprits will be swiftly brought to justice, providing some solace to the grieving family and sending a strong message that acts of terrorism will not be tolerated. The incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of unity and collective efforts to combat the menace of terrorism, ensuring the safety and security of all members of society, regardless of their religious or ethnic background.