J&K: Four Hindus killed in suspected terror attack

Ten others were injured in the incident that occurred on New Year’s Day

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By: Shabeer Ahmad | SRINAGAR
Updated: 01 January, 2023 9:59 pm IST
The blast killed a 3-year-old child and injured six others   (Photo Courtesy Twitter @arjunsinghc826)

Four persons were killed and 10 others received bullet wounds in a suspected act of terror against the minority Hindu community in Jammu and Kashmir on New Year’s Day.

The dastardly act of terror took place near a temple in the Rajouri district of Jammu on Sunday evening.

The firing incident took place near a Ram temple and a school in Dangri village. The incident created panic and chaos in the area.

“At around 7.15 pm a firing incident occurred in the Upper Dhangri area near a higher secondary school, in the Rajouri district, in which over 10 people, including a woman and a child, were injured,” officials said.

According to officials, 13 people were injured in the incident and were rushed to GMC Rajouri for treatment. However, three persons succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. “The rest are undergoing treatment,” the officials said.

Medical superintendent, GMC Rajouri, Dr Mehmood, said that four persons have died because of bullet injuries and the rest are being treated for their grievous injuries.

ADGP, Jammu, Mukesh Singh said that the incident occurred at Upper Dangri village. “The firing took place at three houses separated by a distance of around 50 metres from each other. Two civilians have succumbed to their injuries and four others are injured. Details will follow. The search operation has been launched in the area,” he said.

The three persons, who were killed in the terror attack, were identified as Deepak Kumar, Satish Kumar and Pritam Kal.

Seven injured persons, who have been identified so far, are Pawan Kumar, Rohit Pandit, Satish’s wife Soraj Bala and daughter Urvashi Sharma, Sushil Kumar, Shiv Sharma and Shiv Pal.

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