In an attempted target killing, a Hindu man has been killed by the terrorists in Anantnag. Terrorist organisation Kashmir Freedom Fighter, a cover of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba brutally shot Deepak Kumar, also known as Deepu while he was going to fetch water. Deepu hailed from Udhampur district in Jammu region.
As a solitary breadwinner, he came to Anantnag to earn livelihood for his impoverished family. He used to work at an amusement park in Anantnag.The terrorist organisation claimed that he was killed because he was an infidel and outsider. However, Deepu was not any outsider and was a resident of Jammu and Kashmir only. The residents of Anantnag even took out rallies and candle light vigils to protest against the killing.
This is second incident of targeted killings of Hindus this year. Earlier in February, Sanjay Sharma from Pulwana was shot dead by the terrorists while he was returning from his job.
Civil society members in South Kashmir's #Anantnag district at Janglat Mandi and held a peaceful protest against the Killing of Circus Worker Deepu Kumar of #Udamphur.#JammuAndKashmir https://t.co/befLDwuUAd pic.twitter.com/0my65hAlCi— Suhail Nazeer (@SaahilSuhail) May 30, 2023