The headmaster and another teacher of a government school in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, have been shot dead. The teachers were killed after entering a government boys’ school in Srinagar’s Eidgah area on Thursday. There were no students at that time as the classes were run online.
The two teachers were shot dead within 48 hours of being shot dead in Srinagar on Tuesday. Seven people have been killed in various attacks in the last five days.
The Jammu and Kashmir police chief has blamed The Resistance Force (TRF) for Thursday’s killings. The victims were members of Kashmir’s minority Sikh and Hindu communities. School teacher Deepak Chand is a Hindu from Jammu and headmaster Supunder Kaur is a Sikh.
A teacher at the school told Reuters that gunmen entered the school in the morning and wanted to see the teachers’ identities. They later shot the two teachers. One belongs to the Sikh community and the other to the Hindu community.
Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh said the TRF was operated from Karachi. We will sever this link soon. The victims are not members of any group.