Bihar CM Nitish Kumar condoled the death of a 19-year-old worker from the state in J&K and said an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the bereaved family. Mohammad Amrej was shot dead at Bandipora in north Kashmir early on Friday.
Terrorists have been increasingly carrying out targeted strikes on non-Kashmiri workers. A labourer from Bihar was killed in a grenade explosion at his shared tent in Gadoora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on August 4. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Mumtaz, while two more men from Bihar were wounded. A bank manager from Rajasthan and a labourer from Bihar working in a brick kiln were killed in Kulgam and Budgam districts on June 2.
On March 19, carpenter Mohammad Akram, 40, from Bijnor in UP was shot and wounded in Pulwama. A truck driver from Punjab and his helper were shot at by terrorists when they were sleeping in their vehicle in Pulwama on the night of April 3. The next day, a CRPF man died and two workers from Bihar and a Kashmiri Pandit were wounded in three attacks in Srinagar and Pulwama.
On April 5, terrorists wounded two labourers from Bihar in Pulwama district, while a non-Kashmiri truck driver was shot at in the same district two days later.