A woman devotee, injured in the deadly militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims, succumbed at a hospital early on Sunday, taking the death toll in the incident to eight.
Lalita, 47, succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital in Srinagar, a police official said.
With this, the death toll in the 10 July attack has climbed to 8.
The Amarnath Yatra attack has put the state and central governments in overdrive to ensure that the militancy in the Kashmir region is weeded out.
Meanwhile, the horrific terror attack has failed to dampen the spirit of devotees. Amid tight security, the sixteenth batch of 3,398 pilgrims on Saturday left Jammu for the 3,888-metre Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in the south Kashmir Himalayas.
Escorted by CRPF and police, the batch consisting of 2,535 males, 758 females, 100 sadhus and sadhvis, and five transgenders left in a convoy of 191 vehicles for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps this morning, officials said.
With today’s batch, a total of 50,028 pilgrims have left Jammu for Amarnath in 16 batches since the yatra began from Jammu on June 28.
Over 1,86,853 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine till last evening. The yatra will conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 7.
(With Inputs from PTI)