LG Visits Family Of Slain Teacher In Jammu

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha on Wednesday visited the family members of Deepak Chand, a teacher who was shot dead by militants in Srinagar recently, and offered his condolences to them for their "irreparable loss", an official spokesperson said.

Chand was among the seven civilians killed by militants in separate incidents in the Kashmir valley recently.

Sinha visited Chand's residence at Patoli-Mangotrian here and assured the family of all support from the Union Territory administration, the spokesperson said.

He told the bereaved family members that the administration fully stands with them in this hour of grief.

Two teachers -- Supinder Kour, a Srinagar-based Sikh, and Chand, a Hindu from Jammu -- were shot dead on October 7 by members of The Resistance Force (TRF), a shadow outfit of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

They were killed two days after the outfit claimed responsibility for three more killings in the Union Territory.

Makhan Lal Bindroo, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit and the owner of Srinagar's most famous pharmacy, was shot dead at his shop on the evening of October 5. Minutes later, a "chaat" vendor, Virendra Paswan from Bihar, was gunned down elsewhere in the city. Around the same time, another civilian, Mohammad Shafi Lone, was killed at Naidkhai in Bandipora.

On October 2, militants shot dead Majid Ahmad Gojri at Srinagar's Karan Nagar locality and Mohammad Shafi Dar at the city's Batamaloo area.

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