Non-local carpenter shot dead in J&K close on heels of killing of street vendor hailing from Bihar

Police said militants fired at Sageer Ahmad, a carpenter hailing from Saharanpur, in Litter village of Pulwama. Earlier, militants shot Bihar-origin Arvind Kumar Sah, a street vendor in Srinagar

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IANS

After killing a non-local street vendor in Jammu and Kashmir's capital city Srinagar on Saturday, militants shot dead another non-local carpenter in Pulwama district.

Police sources said militants fired at a non-local carpenter, identified as Sageer Ahmad from Saharanpur, U.P. in Litter village of Pulwama district.

"He was shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed to injuries", sources said adding that security forces have reached the spot to trace the militants.

Earlier on Saturday evening, militants shot dead a non-local street vendor, Arvind Kumar Sah from Bihar near the Eidgah park in Srinagar.

Militants had shot and killed a school principal and a teacher inside a government higher secondary school in the same area on October 7.

Two days before that incident, a famous pharmacy owner, M.L. Bindroo, a Bihari street vendor and a taxi driver were killed by militants in a series of attacks on civilians.

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