BJP's Anil Parihar and his brother were shot dead by two men in Jammu's Kishtwar town.
A senior BJP leader, Anil Parihar and his brother, were shot dead last night in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district. The incident forced the administration to impose a curfew in the area. The Army has also been deployed. Following outrage over the incident, people staged protests in the area, known to be communally-sensitive. The BJP state secretary and his brother were shot dead by two men while they were returning home from their shop, according to officials. The attackers were apparently waiting for the brothers to return home and used pistols to target them, officials told news agency IANS. The incident was widely condemned on social media, garnering reactions from several political leaders.
Here are the updates in the Kishtwar incident:
Nov 02, 201810:19 (IST)DGP Dilbagh Singh to NDTV:
"Terrorists are behind the killing of BJP leader and his brother in Kishtwar"
The DGP said they are still trying to ascertain the identity of killers.
This is the third attack on political workers in J&K in last one month.
Earlier two National Conference workers and a PDP leader were killed by terrorists in Srinagar.Nov 02, 201810:01 (IST) Police had announced curfew in Kishtwar, Doda and Baderwah, besides imposing prohibitory orders, banning assembly of more than four people in Ramban, Banihal, Poonch, Kathua, Rajouri and upper reaches of Gool Gulabgarh.Nov 02, 201810:00 (IST)Police are still unclear who were behind the attack. The situation is tense. The police were also attacked by protesters.
The cremation and procession is to take place today. Large number of security personnel have been kept on standby so as to carry out the last rites peacefully. Nov 02, 201809:54 (IST)Kishtwar district magistrate AS Rana had made a request to call out the Army in the town last night to control the internal security situation following the attack on the BJP leader.
Mr Rana took the decision as he apprehended that violence might erupt and thus result in law and order problem, endangering life and property of citizens of Kistwar town, reported Press Trust of India.Nov 02, 201809:50 (IST)BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother Ajeet, 55, were shot dead by two men at 8 pm last night when they were returning home from their shop in Kishtwar district. Soon after the incident, the two were rushed to a hospital, but were declared brought dead.
Officials said that this was the first such political killing in Jammu region in the recent years.
Soon after the attack, people assembled in large numbers outside the residence of Anil Parihar and refused entry of senior police officers, who were even manhandled, according to Press Trust of India.No more content CommentsSource Article