Bank manager killed in 2nd targeted killing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam in 3 days
In yet another shocking incident, terrorists killed a bank employee in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. He was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to injuries on the way. It is pertinent to note that this is the second attack in Kulgam in three days.
The bank employee has been identified as Vijay Kumar hailing from Rajasthan. Kumar was working as the manager of a regional rural bank (Ellaquai Dehati Bank) in the Areah village branch of the Kulgam district.
He was attacked in the morning as he was entering the bank branch. He was shifted to a hospital where doctors said he was dead on arrival. The area has been cordoned off for searches.
Earlier this week, a school teacher – Rajni Bala – died of bullet injuries after she was shot at by terrorists in the Samba district. The woman’s death evoked widespread condemnation in the valley.
In May, a Kashmiri Hindu Rahul Bhat was killed by terrorists in the valley. Rajni Bala’s murder is the seventh targeted killing in Kashmir this month. Three victims were off-duty policemen and four were civilians.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a high-level meeting on June 3 to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the second such exercise in less than a fortnight comes at a time when terrorists have been carrying out targeted killings in the Valley. Officials said Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, and senior functionaries of the Central government and Union Territory would participate in the meeting.
The terrorist attack in Kashmir comes amid raging protests from Kashmiri Pandits against recent targeted killings in the valley.
On Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir government said that all the Kashmiri Hindu employees working under Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Package (PMRP) and employees from other minority communities will be posted at secured locations by June 6.
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