Anantnag attack: Injured pilgrim succumbs, toll 8

Most of the injured were airlifted to New Delhi for specialised treatment and only two were being treated at SKIMS. “She breathed her last late on Saturday night,” a doctor at SKIMS said.

Abid Bashir
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 16 2017 11:59PM | Updated Date: Jul 16 2017 11:59PM
Anantnag attack: Injured pilgrim succumbs, toll 8File Photo

A woman pilgrim, injured in the militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 10, succumbed at SK Institute of Medical Sciences here on Sunday, taking the overall death toll to eight.

The deceased was identified as Lalita, 47, wife of Bengoben of Gujarat. Seven pilgrims had died in the attack at Botengo in Anantnag district on July 10. At least 19 other pilgrims had sustained injuries.

Most of the injured were airlifted to New Delhi for specialised treatment and only two were being treated at SKIMS. “She breathed her last late on Saturday night,” a doctor at SKIMS said.

On directions of Governor NN Vohra, chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Umang Narula, the CEO of the Shrine Board, has made all arrangements for the mortal remains of Lalita Ben to be sent to her hometown, Surat, by air, along with an attendant, Amit Kumar, a resident of Gujarat. A J&K police official would also accompany the body.

Governor has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

On behalf of the Shrine Board he announced relief of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.