India Prays For 9-Yr-Old Kashmir Girl After Terrorists Kill Cop Dad

| Updated: 24 May, 2022 9:49 pm IST
Slain J&K cop Saifullah Qadri

SRINAGAR: The nation prays for the nine-year-old Kashmiri girl who is battling life after terrorists shot at and killed her father and left her fighting for life in a dastardly act of terror in the Soura area of Srinagar on Tuesday.

In yet another ghastly attack on cops, terrorist skilled Jammu and Kashmir policeman Saifullah Qadri, a resident of Anchar. His nine-year-old daughter also suffered gunshot wounds and is undergoing treatment at SKIMS for her gunshot wounds.

Police said that terrorists fire upon a cop and his daughter from point-blank range. “Both cop and his daughter were rushed to SKIMS hospital after terrorists targeted them but the cop succumbed to his injuries,” police said.

Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar expressed grief over the killing and said police teams have been sent to adjoining areas to nab the culprits. “We will soon get them,” he said.

“Today at about 5 pm, police received information about a terror crime incident in Soura area of Srinagar where terrorists fired upon a police personnel,” Kashmir police said in a statement.

“Terrorists had fired indiscriminately upon one police personnel namely SgCt Saifullah Qadri, son of Mohammad Syed Qadri, resident of Ganai Mohalla Anchar outside his house. In this terror crime incident, he and his nine-year-old daughter received critical gunshot injuries and were immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries. However, Saifullah Qadri succumbed to his injuries. The condition of the other injured is stated to be stable,” it said.

“Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated an investigation. Officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the terror crime while the whole area has been cordoned off with the help of reinforcement and search in the area is going on,” the statement further said.

On May 7, militants shot dead a policeman at Aiwa bridge, close to the Anchar locality, while another policeman was shot dead in Pulwama district on May 13.

On Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said they have arrested five ‘hybrid’ terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, three of whom were allegedly involved in the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district last month.

‘Hybrid’ terrorists are those who are not listed as terrorists but are radicalised enough to carry out a terror strike and then slip back into routine life.

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