Gurdaspur Attacks: 4 Months Later Victim’s Family Seeks Govt Help

Gurudaspur terrorist attack rendered Kamaljit bedridden, four months after the attack, his family asks govt to help.

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During the early hours of July 27, 2015 three terrorists in army uniforms went on a rampage in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. They attacked a passenger bus and stormed a police station in Dinanagar, killing seven people including an SP. Following a 12-hour gunfight, the three were gunned down.

Among the seriously injured civilians was a 56-year-old restaurant owner, Kamaljit Singh Matharoo.

Kamaljit had gone out to buy vegetables from the market when three men shot at him, hitting his shoulders and arms and snatched his Maruti 800.

In the attack, Kamaljit’s one arm was severely crushed and the other was amputated.

The attack has left me useless. I have lost an arm. I can’t even change my clothes or got to the toilet myself. My business has shut down. I have a differently-abled son and a graduate daughter who has no job. As there’s no one to earn, I request the government to help my son and give a job to my daughter.
Kamaljit Singh Matharoo

Four months after the attack, his family is knocking on the government’s door for financial aid.

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