Two government school teachers, including a woman, were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Eidgah area of Srinagar.
Unidentified men entered a school in Srinagar’s historical old town Eidgah on Thursday and morning and gunned down its principal and another teacher.
Officials said the gunmen fired upon the duo, identified as principal Satinder Kaur from Alochibagh and Deepak Chand from Jammu, leaving them critically injured. They were shifted to SKIMS hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.
Reacting to the killings, Dilbagh Singh, JK DGP, said: “These incidents targeting civilians are abhorrent…this is an attempt to spread terror and to divide the Kashmiri community. We are investigating these incidents. We are sure of unmasking these terrorists…it will be done soon. This is being done at the behest of Pakistani handlers from across the border.
Preliminary reports show the victims were shot from point-blank range inside the school.
J&K Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemned the killing. “Terrible news of the killing of two teachers in Srinagar coming to the fore. When will this dance of death come to an end? Will the administration stop trumpeting the hollow slogans of ‘normalcy’ now. Deepest condolences with the families,” the party said in a statement.
This was the fifth such incident of civilian killing in Kashmir in the past three days, four of which happened in Srinagar itself.
In the last five days, five people have lost their lives in similar incidents.
More details emerging……………..