A Kashmiri Pandit, employed as an armed guard, was killed by terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
The deceased, identified as Shiv Kumar, was killed in a terrorist attack in the district’s Pampore area.
Kumar, who was employed by a private security firm, was on duty at a local bank when the attack occurred.
The terrorists opened fire at the bank and Kumar was killed in the attack, police said.
Kumar’s death has come as a shock to the Kashmiri Pandit community, who have been living in the state for centuries.
Kashmiri Pandits, who form a minority in the state, have been living in exile since the onset of militancy in the region in the late 1980s.
The attack on Kumar is the latest in a series of attacks on Kashmiri Pandits in the state, which have become increasingly frequent in recent years.
In April last year, a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead by terrorists in Shopian district.
The killing of Kumar has sparked outrage among the community, who have called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident and are trying to identify the terrorists responsible.
Kumar’s killing has once again highlighted the vulnerability of the Kashmiri Pandit community in the state.
The community has been living in fear for decades, and the latest attack has only added to their sense of insecurity.
Kumar’s death has once again highlighted the need for the government to take steps to ensure the safety and security of the Kashmiri Pandit community in the state.