Female teacher shot dead in south Kashmir's Kulgam

The woman was declared dead on arrival at District Hospital Kulgam.
Female teacher shot dead in south Kashmir's Kulgam
School teacher shot dead in KulgamScreengrab/GKWEBTV

Srinagar, May 31: A female teacher was shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said that terrorists fired upon the woman teacher at High School Gopalpora in Kulgam district. “In this terror incident, she has received critical gunshot injuries. [She is] Being shifted to [a] hospital. Area has been cordoned off. Further details shall follow,” he said on Twitter.

However, the woman, identified as Rajni Bala, wife of Raj Kumar, a resident of Samba, was declared dead on arrival at District Hospital Kulgam.

Soon after the attack the whole area was cordoned off to nab the attackers, they said.

In the past fortnight, Kashmir has witnessed a spate of civilian and security personnel killings.

On May 25, militants shot dead a TV artiste outside her home in the Hushroo area of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Her 10-year-old nephew was injured in the shooting.

Just a day before, a police constable was shot dead outside his house in Soura area of Srinagar. His 7-year-old daughter was injured in the attack.

On May 13, another police constable Riyaz Ahmed was killed at his residence in Pulwama.

And just a day before, terrorists killed a government employee Rahul Bhat at his office in Chadoor area of Budgam, sparking protests by the Kashmiri Pandit employees.

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