New Delhi, May 7: A tourist from Chennai was killed in Narbal area of Jammu and Kashmir. The tourist was identified as R. Thirumani, 22, son of Rajwali. The incident took place on Srinagar-Gulmarg road when the stone-pelters attacked the tourist vehicle.

According to reports, the deceased was hit on his nose and forehead in the attack. He was rushed to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). However, he later succumbed to his injuries. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehboob Mufti visited the family members of deceased in the hospital, a news agency ANI reported.

Police have registered a case and massive hunt has been launched to identify the stone pelters. In recent times, there have been many cases of stone pelting on tourists. Some days back seven tourists were injured in stone throwing incident in south Kashmir. Many political leaders condemned this incident and said it is totally against our ethos of treating tourists as respected guests.

On May 2, a bus carrying students of Rainbow International School was attacked by stone-pelters. The incident occurred in Zawoora village of Shopian.

The protesters wanted a bandh in protest against the killing of two militants in Drabgam in Pulwama. Police said a stone hit Rehan Goursi, a class II student, on the head. He was taken to Shopian where the doctors referred him to Srinagar. The boy’s condition was stable.

Political parties have gone all out to condemn the act even as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called it a cowardly and senseless act.

(with inputs from agency)