Terror attack: Cop martyred, 7-year-old daughter injured


Those behind despicable attack won’t go unpunished: LG


Srinagar: A police constable was martyred and his seven-year-old daughter injured when terrorists fired indiscriminately at them outside their home in Soura on the outskirts of the city, officials said here.
Constable Saifullah Qadri, the third policeman to be martyred 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,” an official said.
“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 have been sent to adjoining areas to nab the culprits. “We will soon get them,” he said.
On May 7, terrorists shot dead a policeman at Aiwa bridge, close to the Anchar locality, while another policeman was shot dead in Pulwama district on May 13.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has condemned the martyrdom of the policeman.
National Conference, Congress, People’s Conference also condemned the police constable’s killing.
Constable Saifullah Qadri 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 the city, officials said here.
“I strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Soura, Srinagar. I assure the people that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished. I salute the martyr Policeman SgCt Saifullah Qadri. His service to the nation and supreme sacrifice will always be remembered,” LG Sinha tweeted.
“My thoughts are with the bereaved family. I pray for the speedy recovery of his daughter,” he added.
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also condemned the incident.
“I unequivocally condemn this attack on Constable Saifullah Qadri of J&K police in which he lost his life.The cowardly attackers not only killed Const. Qadri but also injured his 7 year old daughter, who I understand is out of danger.
“May Allah grant Const Qadri place in Jannat & may his family find strength to bear this great loss. A special prayer for the injured daughter for a quick & complete recovery,” Omar tweeted.
People’s Conference led by Sajad Lone tweeted: “Heartfelt condolences with the family of policeman Saifulla who was fired upon by terrorists killing him & injuring his daughter in broad daylight at capital Srinagar. May the departed soul find peace in heaven & prayers for the injured daughter.”
Congress also condemned the attack on police cop, daughter in Soura, Srinagar.
Strongly condemning the attack, JKPCC Chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma has said that such targetted attacks are part of a nefarious design but the forces behind such attacks shall never succeed.
“The government must check such attacks and ensure the Safety and security of innocent Citizens in kashmir,” Sharma added.
Meanwhile, JKPCC Working President Raman Bhalla strongly condemned the killing of Police Constable. He expressed shock over killing terming the killing as barbaric. Such shameful acts have no place in a civilized society, deserve strong condemnation by all, he added. Bhalla shared the grief with bereaved family and prayed for their courage to bear the irreparable loss and prayed for speedy recovery of injured girl.