Terrorists Shoot Down Cop, Injure 7-Year-Old Daughter in Srinagar

With the killing of constable Saifullah Qadri, militants have killed three policemen in Kashmir this month.

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New Delhi: A police constable was shot dead and his seven-year-old daughter injured when terrorists fired indiscriminately at them outside their home in Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar city, officials said.

Constable Saifullah Qadri, the third policeman to be killed in Kashmir this month, was leaving home to drop his daughter for tuition when the attack took place, they said.
“Terrorists fired at Constable Qadri outside his house at Ganaie Mohalla in Anchar area of Srinagar district,” PTI quoted an official as saying.

“Qadri and his daughter were shifted to the nearby SKIMS hospital, where he succumbed to injuries,” the official added. The child suffered a bullet injury in her right hand and is out of danger.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) Vijay Kumar expressed grief over the killing and said police teams were sent to adjoining areas to nab the culprits. “We will soon get them,” he said.

On May 7, militants shot dead a policeman at Aiwa bridge, close to the Anchar locality, while another policeman was shot dead in Pulwama district on May 13.

In the last few months, targeted killings of policemen have increased in Jammu and Kashmir, especially of those personnel who are on leave. The militants had stepped up their attack against the police in 2021. Of the 42 policemen killed across India last year, 21 of them belonged to Jammu and Kashmir Police, according to Indian Express.

(With PTI inputs)