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India 22-year-old Chennai tourist killed in Kashmir stone pelting, CM meets parents

08:35  08 may  2018
08:35  08 may  2018 Source:   indiatoday.in

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In what could prove to be a bad start to the upcoming tourist season in the Kashmir Valley, a visitor from Tamil Nadu died after being injured in a stone-pelting attack in Narbal area of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old R Thirumani, a resident of Chennai.

He was admitted to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, on Monday morning after suffering injuries on his forehead and nose. He was injured after the tourist vehicle he was travelling in came under the attack of a stone pelter.

Superintendent of Police Tejinder Singh said, "An FIR against unknown assailants has been lodged. We are trying to track the culprits and will ban them soon."

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Stone pelting mobs assembled in at the encounter spot and tried to disrupt the operation of the security forces. The protesters wanted a bandh in protest against the killing of two militants in Drabgam in Pulwama. The attack on school bus followed an attack on tourists on Monday.

Five locals were also injured after they came under the stone-pelting attack.

5 locals including a girl were also injured after they came under stone pelting attack.: Stone pelting kills Chennai tourist in Kashmir's Budgam © Kamaljit Sandhu Stone pelting kills Chennai tourist in Kashmir's Budgam

The day coincided with a shutdown call given by Hurriyat leaders against the deaths of civilians in clashes between protestors and security forces on Sunday. The clashes took place in Shoipain after an encounter wherein five militants, including top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Saddam Paddar, were killed.

Kashmir, which has so far known to be safe for tourist is likely to see some repercussion.

A police officer, on condition of anonymity, said at least 40 tourists have been injured in different parts of the state due to attacks by stone pelters. "It is high time that stone pelters are dealt with an iron hand," he said.

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The victim was a 12- year - old female kangaroo. The stones that the tourists threw at her had nearly severed her foot. But veterinarians who tried for days to save her life said what ultimately killed (See right bottom of image below) Zoo staff say they have been trying to stop the stone - pelting for years.

Incidents of stone pelting are lower in 2017. But stone -pelters at encounter sites still a cause for concern. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday claimed that stone pelting cases have reduced in Kashmir Valley since April.

MEHBOOBA VISITS THIRUMANI'S FAMILY

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the victim's family and apologised to his parents.

"I am terribly sorry for your loss. This incident is shameful. The miscreants are trying to defame Kashmir. We won't spare the culprits," she said.

Former CM Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack.

"This young man from Chennai died in my constituency. While I don't support these goons, their methods or ideology, I'm deeply deeply sorry that this happened at all and that too in an area I've been proud to represent since 2014," he said in a tweet.

Taking a dig at the PDP-BJP alliance, he said, "The J&K government has failed. The CM has failed. The PDP-BJP alliance has failed. How much blood will have to be shed in Kashmir before the honorable PM realises the gravity of the situation in J&K? When will enough finally be enough?"

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Tourist killed in J&K stone-pelting: ‘A few men gone wild killed my son… CM asked for forgiveness’Late Tuesday, his body lay on the porch, just outside the front door of their house at Muthapudupet in Avadi, a Chennai suburb. His elder brother Ravikumar stood there silently. He had not accompanied the family on the Kashmir vacation.  All through the journey back from Srinagar, Thirumani’s mother Selvi had not been told that her son had died. She had been injured in the incident, too, and needed stitches on her ear. Today, she cried wordlessly.

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