Eyewitness accounts mentioned two suspected militants entered the workplace premises, fired at Bhat and fled from the spot. Officers mentioned that assailants used pistols to shoot Bhat. He used to be in an instant rushed to sub-district clinic within the house and later referred to SMHS in Srinagar, the place he died. Bhat lived in a secure Pandit colony in Sheikhpora house of Budgam.
Kashmiri Pandits dwelling in colonies in Budgam, Baramullah and Anantnag districts took out protest marches condemning the killing and demanded justice. They blocked the freeway in Wessu house close to Qazigund and raised slogans in opposition to the J&Ok management and the BJP for ‘failing to offer protection to’ minorities within the Valley.
“We’re doing our jobs right here and don’t have anything to do with politics. Why used to be our brother killed inside of his workplace nowadays? What used to be his offence? The place is the BJP executive and the J&Ok management,” requested a Kashmiri Pandit protestor in Wessu.
Political events around the spectrum condemned the killing and lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha mentioned that the perpetrators would possibly not be spared. “I strongly condemn the barbaric killing of Rahul Bhat by way of terrorists at Budgam. The ones at the back of this despicable terror assault is not going to cross unpunished. J&Ok govt stands in unity with the bereaved circle of relatives on this hour of grief,” Sinha tweeted.
Former CM J&Ok Omar Abdullah condemned the murderous assault pronouncing that centered killings persisted in Kashmir unchecked. “Centered killings proceed, and a way of worry grows unchecked. My heartfelt condolences to Rahul’s circle of relatives…This younger guy had his complete existence forward of him and to understand that his existence used to be so cruelly extinguished nowadays is tragic,” mentioned Abdullah.
“In spite of deployment of safety forces in each and every corner and nook of the Valley, even govt workplaces aren” secure. Our ideas, prayers are with the circle of relatives on this hour of grief,” PDP mentioned in a observation issued right here.