Eleven days after he was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city, Akash Mehra, son of the owner of the city's popular eatery, Krishna Dhaba, succumbed to critical injuries on Sunday.
The ghastly incident took place in the busy evening hours on 17 February, when several gunmen fired at Aakash Mehra in the high security Sonwar area of the city.
He had sustained critical bullet shots in the abdomen and was shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment. "He was put on a life support system, but despite our best efforts he passed away around 3.30 a.m. today", doctors at the hospital said.
Banned terror outfit Muslim Janbaz Force had owned up the responsibility for the attack. As per reports, the outfit says they attacked dhaba man, calling him “an outsider as he desired J&K domicile”.
Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said during a press conference on February 19 that the attack was carried out by three newly recruited motorcycle borne terrorists.
The IGP said the three had been arrested and the pistol and the motorcycle used in carrying out the attack had also been recovered.
The attack on the eatery owner's son has been condemned by locals, who in addition to scores of tourists, have been visiting the eatery for its fresh, tasty and reasonably priced vegetarian food.
With IANS Inputs
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