A Kashmiri Pandit was murdered and his brother was injured after being shot by terrorists at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, police confirmed on Tuesday, August 16. Sunil Kumar Bhat, the dead, has been recognised, and his brother Pintu Kumar Bhat is still receiving treatment. “Terrorists opened fire on residents in an apple orchard in Shopian’s Chotipora district. One person was killed and another was injured. Both are members of the minority group. The injured person has been taken to the hospital. Cordoned-off area More information will be provided later “In a tweet, the Kashmir Zone Police said.In the last six months, terrorists have targeted a variety of minorities, ranging from native Kashmiri Pandits to migrant labourers, in an effort to instil dread and panic in the Valley. This year, militants have targeted and assassinated members of the security services and their families. According to reports, the tactics of terror-based organisations in Pakistan have caught the country’s intelligence and security officials off guard. Several young people are said to have been trained and are carrying out isolated assaults using very modest weaponry.
By Subhechcha Ganguly