A 22-year-old tourist from Chennai, who was critically injured after his vehicle came under attack from stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley, passed away earlier today (8 May) morning. Identified as Thirumani Selvan, the tourist was hit in his head and was taken to Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar for treatment. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met the deceased's family late yesterday (7 May).
This attack was the latest in a serious of stone-pelting incidents in which tourists were targeted by violent mobs. Seven tourists were injured in Anantnag district on 30 April after they were attacked by stone-pelters. On 2 May, a Class II student was seriously injured by stone-pelters who targeted his school bus in Shopian district.
Local police say that several vehicles were seriously damaged in the attack. Apart from Thirumani, 19-year old Sabreena from Handwara too suffered injuries to the head. The police has launched an investigation to identify the perpetrators of the crime.