Srinagar: With life at a near standstill
due to strikes and curfew, Shakeela Gorsi took her 9-year-old
daughter Zareena to an army medical camp in sheer desperation.
Both paid with their lives.
Four militants, suspected to be from Lashkar-e-Toiba
(LeT), barged into the house of Mohammad Hussain Gorsi in
Nadimarg in Dhamal Hanjipura area of Kulgam district, some 80
km from here, around 9 PM yesterday.
Their mission was to punish Gorsi for the "sin"
committed by his wife by seeking army`s medical help, police
The man was not at home. His wife and daughter
begged for forgiveness but their pleas did not not impress the
terrorists who are active in the area. They pumped bullets
into the mother and the daughter.
The local medical centre in the village was closed
because of the strike call given by the separatists. Therefore
the mother-daughter duo went to the nearby medical camp of
army`s Rashtriya Rifles.
Nandimarg area had witnessed brutal massacre of 24
Kashmiri Pandits on March 23, 2003.
While the focus remains on the street protests that
have disrupted normal life in the valley for about two months
now now, incidents of selective militant attacks take place
from time to time.
The militants were also active in Pulwama district
where they killed Ghulam Nabi Wani, an employee of the Social
Welfare Department at Chakoora, 45 km from here, last night.
His "crime" is not known.
Yet another militant attack took place in the wee
hours of today when militants attacked the residence of the
ruling National Conference MLA Mohammad Ashraf Ganai in
Sopore, their second attack on him in the last five days.
A group of heavily-armed militants fired at the
residence of the MLA but the guards posted there retaliated,
the police said, adding there was no no loss of life.
In their first attack on Aug 18 the militants had
killed a Special Police Officer and injured two police
constables on duty at the residence of Ganai, who was not
present on both the occasions.