A 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed after being injured due to stone pelting in Srinagar-Gulmarg Road in the valley. The victim named R Thirumani suffered head injuries when the vehicle he was travelling in was attacked by stone pelters on Monday.
The Chennai resident was taken to the SKIMS hospital at Soura, where he breathed his last, an official said. Police have registered a case and investigations have been taken up in the matter, the official added.
Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met the family members of the deceased at the hospital on Monday night. She expressed her grief and said, "My head hangs in shame."
Jammu & Kashmir: CM Mehbooba Mufti met family member of tourist from Chennai who suffered injuries and later died. The vehicle he was travelling in had come under stone pelting at Narbal bridge on Sringar-Gulmarg road earlier today. pic.twitter.com/N5AIclqr0a— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2018
Omar Abdullah mourned the death of the youngster and said that he was deeply hurt.
This young man from Chennai died in my constituency & while I don’t support these goons, their methods or their ideology I’m deeply, deeply sorry that this happened at all & that too in an area I’ve been proud to represent since 2014.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 7, 2018
Another 19-year-old girl from Handwara was injured due to stone pelting in the valley and was admitted to a local hospital for medical treatment.
I’m also pained to know that among the injured from the stone pelting in Narbal is a young woman from Handwara in North Kashmir. I pray she & the others injured make a quick recovery.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 7, 2018