LG hands over appointment letter to martyrPuran Krishan Bhat’s wife
Post by RK News on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Jammu, Jan 17: Reiterating the government’s commitment to stand with the martyrs family, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday handed over appointment letter to Sweety Bhat, wife of martyr Puran Krishan Bhat, who was killed by terrorists in Shopian.
“We stand with the family of late Puran Krishan and are committed for their well-being in the future,” said the Lt Governor. The family members of Puran Krishan Bhat were also present at the Raj Bhawan.
Bhat was killed on October 15, 2022 outside his ancestral house at the Chowdhary Gund area in Soth Kashmir’s Shopian district while he was out in his orchards.
He was rushed to Shopian hospital where doctors declared him dead. 56-year-old, Krishan Bhat is survived by his wife, a daughter, and a son. Both his children are school-going; the daughter is in class V while the son reads in class VII.
Bhat owned an apple orchard in the Shopian district, and his family had come to Jammu only two years ago during the Covid pandemic.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had condemned killing of Puran Krishan Bhat in Shopian and assured that the perpetrators will be severely punished.
"Attack on Puran Krishan Bhat by terrorists in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. I assure the people that the perpetrators and those aiding and abetting terrorists will be severely punished," he said in a tweet.
On December 21, the Additional director general of police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said the terrorist involved in Bhat's killing was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir.
"Terrorist involved in the killing of Kashmiri Pandit Puran Krishan Bhat was also killed in an encounter," he said.
Following Bhat’s killing, various Civil Society groups staged protests across Kashmir. People from all walks of life participated in peaceful candle marches and expressed solidarity with the family of the deceased.