Fighting Injuries For Eleven Days, Krishna Dhaba Owner’s Son Succumbs In Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Eleven days after he was shot at by, the son of the owner of popular eatery Krishna Dhaba succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. Akash Mehra was undergoing treatment at SMHS Hospital after being critically wounded in the attack in which three men have been arrested.

An official said that Akash Mehra (25) , a resident of Janipur Jammu, at present Dalgate Srinagar, succumbed at the SMHS hospital at around 3:20 a.m on Sunday.

He said that Akash had bullet wound in right side of lower armpit and abdomen and was on ventilator.

Earlier on February 19, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar while addressing a press conference in Srinagar said that three bike-borne newly recruited militants were arrested for carrying out the attack.

He said that the bike and pistol used in the attack by the trio have been seized. He said all three arrested were newly recruited militants and “confessed” to have carried out the attack.

The accused have been identified as Suhail Ahmad Mir and Owais Manzoor Sofi of Nowgam in Anantnag and Vilayat Aziz Mir of Pulwama, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar.

On the day of the attack, the trio came to Krishna Dhaba on Suhail Ahmad Mir’s motorcycle around 7.15 pm and fired indiscriminately at the staff members, critically injuring Aakash Mehra, said IGP.


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