A migrant labourer from Bihar was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipore, police said today.
The attack took place around midnight in Ajas area of Bandipore district.
After being shot, Mohammad Amrez, a resident of Bihar’s Madhepura, was rushed to the hospital where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
“During intervening night, terrorists fired upon & injured one migrant labourer Mohd Amrez, r/o Madhepura, Besarh, Bihar at Soadnara Sumbal, Bandipora. He was shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed,” tweeted Kashmir Zone police.
During intervening night, #terrorists fired upon & injured one outside #labourer Mohd Amrez S/O Mohd Jalil R/O Madhepura Besarh #Bihar at Soadnara Sumbal, #Bandipora. He was shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed.@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 12, 2022
The labourer’s brother urged the authorities and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to help him take his brother’s body home.
“I don’t have money. I request the government here to help me take my brother’s body to our hometown,” he said.
The targeted attack on the migrant worker comes a day after four soldiers were killed in action and two others injured in an attack on an army camp in Rajouri district.
This was the first Fidayeen or suicide attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir since February 2018, when terrorists attacked the Sunjwan camp in Jammu region.
“Army chief General Manoj Pande and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty in Rajouri and offer deepest condolences to the bereaved families,” an army spokesperson had tweeted yesterday.
Last week, Mohammad Mumtaz, a migrant worker from Bihar, was killed and two others were injured during a terrorist attack in Pulwama.
The injured labourers, Mohammad Arif and Mohammad Maqbool, were also from Bihar.