Jammu & Kashmir: Victim of Krishna Dhaba attack succumbs to injuries

22-year-old Aakash Mehra, son of the owner of famous Krishna Dhaba in Srinagar, Kashmir has succumbed to his injuries. Terrorists recently had shot at him in the heart of the Srinagar city outside the UN Office

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 28, 2021 11:44 IST
Jammu & Kashmir: Victim of Krishna Dhaba attack succumbs to injuries
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As per recent reports, 11 days after he was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city, Akash Mehra, son of the owner of the city's popular eatery, Krishna Dhaba, succumbed to critical injuries on Sunday.

The horrific incident took place in the evening of 17 February, when several terrorists shot at Aakash Mehra in the high-security Sonwar area of the city.

He had sustained critical bullet shots in the abdomen and was shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment. "He was put on a life support system, but despite our best efforts he passed away around 3.30 a.m. today", doctors at the hospital said.

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Banned terror outfit Muslim Janbaz Force had owned up the responsibility for the attack. As per reports, the outfit says they attacked Dhaba man, calling him “an outsider as he desired J&K domicile”.

Inspector-General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said during a press conference on February 19 that the attack was carried out by three newly recruited motorcycle-borne terrorists.

The IGP said the three had been arrested and the pistol and the motorcycle used in carrying out the attack had also been recovered.

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The attack on the eatery owner's son has been condemned by locals, who in addition to scores of tourists, have been visiting the Dhaba for its fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced vegetarian food. 

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