Police said two workers were shot dead by gunmen in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region on Sunday. They are the latest victims of violence that has wreaked havoc across the region, which is inhabited by a Muslim-majority population, which is still disputed today.
The two workers, who are Hindus from Bihar, a state outside the Himalayas, were shot in the vicinity of Wanpoh on the Kashmir peninsula. A third victim in the incident was seriously injured, police said.
The killings came a day after a food vendor and a labourer, also from Bihar, were killed in separate shooting incidents. One of the victims was Muslim while the other was a Hindu.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the four deaths.
Tensions have been rising in Kashmir since August 2019 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government revoked the region’s semi-autonomous status and pulled it under New Delhi control. (vm/rs)