Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Sheikh Wasim, his father and brother had been killed by terrorists late Wednesday evening in the union territory’s Bandipore district.
A BJP district president, Sheikh Wasim was sitting down at a store, with his relatives, when the terrorists opened hearth. All 3 were being hurt and rushed to clinic, exactly where they ended up pronounced lifeless.
“Terrorists fired on BJP worker Wasim Bari at Bandipora. For the duration of indiscriminate firing Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and brother Umer Bashir bought wounded and shifted to hospital, but all a few succumbed to their injuries,” J&K Law enforcement tweeted.
J&K Law enforcement DGP Dilbag Singh was quoted by news company ANI as indicating the family members experienced an eight-member stability attachment but “unfortunately, none of them was held at the time of the incident”.
Particular stability officers (PSOs) thorough to guard Mr Wasim and his relatives will be arrested for dereliction of duty, officers said.
Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said he was shocked by the killing.
“Shocked and saddened by the killing of younger BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. This inspite of 8 safety commandos. Condolences to the relatives,” Mr Madhav tweeted, noting that Mr Wasim’s father was also a BJP “senior leader”.
Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, declaring he condemned the assault and made available his condolences to grieving relatives associates at this time.
“Sorry to hear about the murderous terror assault on the BJP functionaries & their father in Bandipore before this evening. I condemn the assault. My condolences to their families in this time of grief,” Mr Abdullah mentioned.
“Unfortunately the violent targeting of mainstream political employees proceeds unabated,” he extra.
With input from ANI