Two migrant labourers were injured in yet another terrorist attack on non-locals in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district last night.
Police said terrorists fired upon two non-local labourers. Both have received bullet wounds. They were subsequently shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The injured persons were identified as Chhotu Prasad and Govind, both hailing from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh. Conditions of both are said to be stable.
The labourers were heading to the Rakh Momin area in the Anantnag district on Saturday night when terrorists opened fire on them from a close range.
Both labourers slumped to the ground after being hit by the bullets. Believing them dead, the terrorists escaped.
Meanwhile, hearing the gunshots, security forces patrolling the area arrived at the scene. They transferred the injured to the Medical College Hospital in Anantnag with the assistance of locals. Dr Iqbal, the hospital’s medical superintendent, stated that both labourers’ conditions are stable.
Earlier this month, terrorists fired upon two migrant labourers in the same district. According to the police, the victims were working at a private school in the Bondialgam area. One of the victims is from Bihar, while the other hails from Nepal. They were admitted to the hospital.
Non-local migrant workers have been a target of a series of terrorist attacks in Kashmir. Last month, two labourers from Uttar Pradesh were killed in the Shopian district. The labourers were working at an apple orchard.
Meanwhile, police have filed a case against “LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) and its offshoot TRF (The Resistance Force)” active militants and over-ground workers (OGWs) for threatening journalists and reporters in Kashmir Valley.
“Case registered against handlers, active (militant) & OGWs of (militant) outfit LeT & its offshoot TRF for online publication & dissemination of a direct threat letter to journalists based in Kashmir,” police said in a tweet, adding, “FIR No. 82/2022 U/S 13 UAPA, 505, 153B, 124A & 506 IPC in Shergari police station.”