Srinagar, February 8, 2024: A second resident of Punjab, Rohit Mashi, has succumbed to his injuries following a shooting attack in Srinagar on Wednesday evening, raising the death toll to two. The attack, which took place in the Shal Kadal area, has further heightened tensions in the region.
Details of the Attack:
- Two unarmed Punjab residents, Amrit Pal Singh (31) and Rohit Mashi (27), were shot by unidentified assailants in the Shal Kadal area on February 7th.
- Amrit Pal Singh died on the spot, while Rohit Mashi was rushed to SMHS Hospital in critical condition with a bullet wound in the abdomen.
- Despite receiving urgent medical attention, Rohit Mashi succumbed to his injuries on the morning of February 8th.
- Police have identified the victims and are currently investigating the incident, searching for the perpetrators.
Community in Mourning:
- The families of the victims are in deep mourning following the tragic incident.
- The Punjab community in Srinagar is expressing shock and sadness over the attack.
- Local residents are calling for an end to violence and urging authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.
- This shooting comes amidst several recent attacks against non-local residents in the Kashmir Valley, raising concerns about increased violence.
- The incident has further strained relations between various communities in the region.
- Authorities are appealing for calm and urging people to maintain peace and harmony.
- Police are currently investigating the motive behind the attack and are questioning potential witnesses.
- Security has been beefed up in the Shal Kadal area and across the city of Srinagar.
- No group has yet claimed responsibility for the shooting.
Call for Peace:
- Leaders from various political and religious communities are urging residents to maintain peace and avoid spreading rumors.
- Civil society organizations are calling for an independent investigation into the incident.
- Many citizens are expressing their condolences to the victims’ families and calling for an end to all forms of violence.