Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir:
A three-year-old boy survived while his grandfather was killed in a terrorist attack against the Central Reserve police (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir, Sopore, this morning. A CRPF jawan was also killed in the line of duty when terrorists opened fire on a patrol team.
In heartbreaking images, the child is seen seated on the body of his grandfather, a civilian caught in the crossfire. The boy was numb with fear when he was arrested by police, police said.
Kashmiri police also tweeted a photo of the child being transported to safety by a police officer.
“The Jammu and Kashmiri police saved a three-year-old boy from bullets during the terrorist attack in Sopore,” said the tweet from the Kashmiri police.
The child was traveling in a Maruti car with his grandfather from Srinagar to Handwara when he was hit by a bullet in the town of Sopore, which is located in the Baramulla district about 50 km from Srinagar.
Police said the terrorists fired indiscriminately at the patrol team, killing a jawan. CRPF troops retaliated, but the terrorists managed to escape.
Last week, a six-year-old boy was killed in a terrorist attack on the CRPF in Anantnag.
Little Nihaan Bhat was sleeping in a parked car when he was hit by a bullet. Police said the terrorist was on a bicycle and opened fire from a pistol on a CRPF patrol. A jawan was killed. The murder of the child aroused widespread anger and condemnation.
The terrorist suspected of being involved in the Anantnag attack escaped yesterday after a meeting with the security forces. Police said two other terrorists who were hiding with him in a village were killed.