2 kids killed in IED blast in Rajouri village, day after New Year’s Day massacre | India News

JAMMU: A four-year-old boy and a teenage girl were killed in an IED explosion on Monday in a sinister continuation of the targeted terrorist attack on three Hindu homes in Upper Dhangri mountain village in the Rajouri district of Jammu. New Year’s Day, leaving four villagers dead and six seriously injured.
In all, six people died and 15 were injured over 12 hours, comparable to some of the most gruesome murders recorded at J&K during the height of the separatist insurgency in the 1990s. vice governor Manoj Sinha and DGP Dilbag Singh promises that the attackers will “soon be punished”, but there is no official word on how many terrorists are involved and what groups they belong to. No outfit has claimed responsibility.
IED explosion victims identified as Vihan Kumarwho died immediately from shrapnel wounds, and Samiksha, 14, died later at the Government Medical College in the town of Rajouri, about 8 kilometers north of the village.
Nine people were injured, mostly women and children. “The ones being treated are Sanvi Sharma7, Angel Sharma, 8, Kanhaya Sharma, 14, Vansh Bhargav, 15, Sejal Sharma, 18, Sumiksha Sharma, 20, Sharda Devi, 38, Santosh Sharma, 45 and Kamlesh Devi, 48. Their condition is stable.” medical director, Dr. Mehmood Hussain Bajar said.
J&K authorities announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for each person killed on Sunday— Pritam Sharma, 56, his son Ashish Kumar, 33, Deepak Kumar, 23, PHE employee and Sheetal Kumar, 48 age. Work will also be given to the next of kin of each of the four victims.
LG Manoj Sinha condemned the “cowardly terrorist attack” and claimed the best possible medical treatment as well as Rs 10,000 for each of the injured: Pawan Kumar, Saroj Bala, 17-year-old daughter Arushi Sharma , Sushil Kumar, Rohit Pandit and Shubam Sharma, 20.
Sinha, DGP Dilbag Singh and top officials and politicians visited Dhangri and met families and sarpanch. “We have given full freedom to the security forces and I want to assure the people that the perpetrators of this attack will be punished soon,” LG said. DGP Singh said the terrorists will be hunted down soon.
The terrorists installed the IED after they drove an SUV on Sunday night into an area of ​​three houses located within 50 meters of each other, in a nook from the main village of more than 3,000 Muslims.
They burst into each of the three houses, emptied a number of semi-automatic weapons in a frenzied indiscriminate shooting, and then vanished into darkness. They leave behind traces of blood and an unknown number of deadly IEDs. One of them went off as a group of mourners gathered to comfort grieving families on Monday morning. Security agencies found another in the vicinity and appeased it.
The site is being scrutinized amid concerns that there may be more unexploded bombs, which many believe are intended to cause maximum “collateral damage” by targeting security forces moving into the area. an area in large numbers following a terrorist attack.
J&K police, military and CRPF personnel arrived in the area an hour after Sunday’s carnage, while an NIA team landed Monday in Upper Dhangri. But officials have been tight-lipped about how the IED went undetected during the all-night search. One possible reason is the dense winter fog and darkness.
The latest carnage has sparked public outrage and protests have taken place in several parts of Jammu, where people have been angered by repeated targeted attacks on Kashmiri personnel. Pandit and migrant workers in the Valley over the past year.
Protesters chanted anti-Pakistan slogans and blamed the neighboring country for the Rajouri massacre and terrorism at J&K.
“It is time for Pakistani agents to understand that the Modi government will not give up any efforts to bring a new progressive and prosperous culture to the region,” said BJP Secretary General Tarun Chugh.
President of the National Assembly J&K Vikar Rasool Wani said the killings “believed in the statements made by the government and security chiefs about the situation on the ground”. The NC said the situation in J&K contradicts the statements of the BJP leadership about development and peace in the region.


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