On Thursday evening, a senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was the editor of ‘Rising Kashmir’ newspaper, was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar.
He was shot at close range in the attack in which his two security officers were also killed. The incident took place when he stepped out of his office in Press Colony to head home. He was felled by 15 bullets, the police said.
The funeral took place in the ancestral village of Mr Bukhari, Kreeri in Baramulla. Despite heavy rain, crowds of villagers, friends and colleagues followed the procession through the streets of the village.
According to police, the incident appeared to be a planned attack. Police also released a CCTV grab which shows three attackers on a motorcycle. While the rider was wearing a helmet, the other two men were wearing masks to hide their identity. They can be seen carrying guns hidden in a sack.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh took to his official Twitter handle and wrote –
The killing of @RisingKashmir editor, Shujaat Bukhari is an act of cowardice. It is an attempt to silence the saner voices of Kashmir. He was a courageous and fearless journalist. Extremely shocked & pained at his death. My thoughts and prayers are with his bereaved family.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 14, 2018
Chief Minister Mehbooba Muufti visited the police hospital, where Mr Bukhari’s body was brought, to console his grief-stricken family and appeared close to tears herself.
“It’s very difficult to believe. He came to meet me just a few days ago,” she said.
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