Civilian Dies After Being Shot by Terrorists in J&K’s Kulgam: Police

Singh, a driver by profession, was shot by terrorists in Kulgam's Pombay Kamprim area around 7:30 pm on Wednesday.

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A civilian who was shot by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday, 13 April, succumbed to his injuries, the Kashmir Zone Police said.

The victim, named Satish Kumar Singh, was shot by terrorists in Kulgam's Pombay Kamprim area on Wednesday evening at around 7:30 pm. He received one bullet in the head and two in the chest.

Singh, who was a driver by profession and belonged to the Rajput community, was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition, where he died.

"Civilian Satish Kumar Singh, a resident of Kulgam, succumbed to his injuries at hospital. Terrorists involved in this gruesome terror crime will be neutralised soon," police said on Twitter.

Two police personnel posted at his house rushed out after hearing gunfire but found Singh in a pool of blood, officials said. They suspect that a new recruit of the Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind the attack.

The police had cordoned off the area after the incident occurred.


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah condemned the incident and expressed sympathies with the victim's family.

"I unequivocally condemn the attack on Satish Kumar Singh in which he lost his life. There can never be a justification for attacks like these. May his soul rest in peace & may his family find strength during this difficult time," Abdullah said in a tweet.


Five Attacks in the Last 3 Weeks

Five attacks have been carried out targeting migrant workers over the last three weeks.

On 4 April, terrorists had shot at a shopkeeper in Shopian district, identified as Bal Krishan. Krishan, a Kashmiri Pandit, received bullet injuries on his hand and leg and was taken to an Army hospital in Srinagar. Later, his condition was reported as stable.

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