Srinagar: Makhan Lal Bindroo who was shot dead by militants in Srinagar last evening was laid to rest amid sobs here Wednesday (October 6).
A renowned pharmacist who preferred to serve people instead of leaving his birth place was among three civilians shot dead by gunmen in Srinagar and north Kashmir last evening.
Bindroo who owned Bindroo Pharmacy in Srinagar was shot dead by gunmen outside his shop near Iqbal Park.
Family members of Bindroo demand stern punishment for the killers and appealed the police chief to expedite investigation so that those involved in the barbaric killing are brought to justice.
Two other civilians including a non-local roadside vendor (Pani-Puri wala) and a Sumo Drivers president were also gunned down barely two hours after the previous incident.
Pertinent to mention here that Bindroo preferred to stay in Kashmir after Kashmiri Pandits fled from the valley after eruption of militancy in the late 80s.
Several political leaders including NC president and former chief minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah condemned the killing in string words terming those who shot dead Bindroo as ‘devils’.
Apni Party patron Syed Altaf Bukhari also visited the residence of Bindroo and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.
Notably this year alone, 30 civilians were shot dead by militants in Kashmir which includes seven people from minority community.