SRINAGAR, MAY 08, 2018: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the killing of a tourist from Chennai in a stone pelting incident at Narbal yesterday.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said the unfortunate incident of the killing of 23-year-old R Thirumani is heartbreaking which goes against the Kashmiri ethos of hospitality and respect for guests. “I have no words strong enough to condemn this tragic incident or even condole with the family”, she said in her statement. She described the incident as a blot on the cultural value system of Kashmir and an attempt to bulldoze the economy of the place.
Immediately on learning of the incident at 9 pm in the evening yesterday, the Chief Minister rushed to the Police Hospital, Srinagar and condoled with the parents and co tourists of R. Thirumani. She conveyed the sympathies of the people of the State to the bereaved family while directing the administration to extend all support and help to them in this hour of grief.
The Chief Minister has also expressed concern over the injuries caused to a girl from Handwara in the same incident while wishing her a speedy recovery.