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Terrorists kill a Kashmiri pandit, posted as security guard, in Pulwama

  • A Kashmiri Pandit died after being shot at by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Sunday
  • Sanjay Sharma, 40, was fired upon by terrorists while he was on his way to a local market
  • Sharma was a security guard at a bank in Jammu and Kashmir

26 Feb 2023
Terrorists kill a Kashmiri pandit, posted as security guard, in Pulwama

A Kashmiri Pandit died after being shot at by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on Sunday, in the latest targeted killing in the Valley. Sanjay Sharma, 40, was fired upon by terrorists while he was on his way to a local market. He was shifted to the hospital but succumbed to injuries. Sharma was a security guard at a bank in Jammu and Kashmir.

Terrorists fired upon one civilian from minority namely Sanjay Sharma S/O Kashinath Sharma R/O Achan Pulwama while on way to local market. He was shifted to hospital however, he succumbed to injuries. There was Armed guard in his village. Area cordoned off. Details shall follow,” Kashmir Police said in a tweet.

This is the first attack on a Hindu civilian in last four months and the second targeted attack on a Kashmiri local in two days. A terrorist shot at and injured Asif Ali Ganai in Anantnag whose father, a police head constable, was killed in a terrorist attack last year.

There were a series of targeted killings in Kashmir last year. Many of the victims were migrant workers or Kashmiri Pandits. The killings triggered a wave of protests by the minority community. Kashmiri Pandits held demonstrations during which they raised slogans under the central government and questioned if they brought them back to the Valley to get killed.

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