Supaul/Patna: There was mourning in the village after the news of the death of its native Mohammad Mumtaz in the terrorist attack in Pulwama on Thursday in Sakhua village of Pipra block of Supaul district. Two other migrant laborers from Bihar – Mohammad Arif and Mohammad Maqbool – were injured and are undergoing treatment. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Expressing grief over his demise, on Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and also directed the Resident Commissioner, New Delhi to ensure that the bodies reach the ancestral place of the deceased.
Help to the family members of Mumtaz who became the victim of terrorists
The CM also asked the officials to ensure that their families get the benefits of schemes being run by the Social Welfare Department and Labor Resources Department and the injured get proper medical facilities. On the other hand, a spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Police said that terrorists hurled a grenade at a tent of workers in Gadoora area of Pulwama. He said that in this incident one worker died while two others were injured. “The slain migrant laborer has been identified as Mohammad Mumtaz, a resident of Sakwa Parsa in Bihar. The injured have been identified as Mohammad Arif, residents of Rampur in Bihar and his son Mohammad Majbool.
Bihari laborers on target of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir
Migrant workers including Bihar have become easy targets of terrorists and many of them have been killed recently. Dilkhush Kumar, 17, from Bihar was murdered in Budgam district in June this year. He worked in a brick kiln. In October last year, Arvind Kumar, who sold golgappas near Idgah in Srinagar, was shot dead by terrorists. A month ago, the terrorists shot and killed another street vendor (Virendra Paswan of Bihar of the same locality).