TN tourist killed in Srinagar after stone-pelters target bus

A 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu died and another teenager from Handwara was injured on Monday after stone-pelters targeted their bus no the Srinagar-Gulmarg road near Narbal in Badgam on Monday.

The victim, identified as 22-yearold Chennai resident R Thirumani, suffered head injuries during the attack which took place around 9 am.

He was taken to the SKIMS hospital at Soura where he succumbed to injuries later in the evening, an official said. “A case was registered and investigations have been taken up in the matter.”

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the parents of the victim at the hospital in Soura. “My head hangs in shame… It is very sad and heart-breaking,” she said after meeting them.

Later, Opposition NC Working President Omar Abdullah said, “We’ve killed a tourist by throwing stones at the vehicle he was travelling in. Let’s try and wrap our heads around the fact that we stoned a tourist, a guest, to death while we glorify these stone pelters & their methods.”

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