Stone pelting on school bus with 50 students in Kashmir
Srinagar : A group of stone pelters on Wednesday attacked a school bus carrying 50 students in Kashmir leaving at least 2 students injured.
The incident invoked outrage across the valley with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti promising strict action against the culprits.
Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, "Shocked and angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian. The perpetrators of this senseless and cowardly act will be brought to justice."
Shocked & angered to hear of the attack on a school bus in Shopian. The perpetrators of this senseless & cowardly act will be brought to justice.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) May 2, 2018
According to the police, the miscreants pelted stone on the moving bus that injured two students who have been shifted to a nearby hospital.
Shopian’s SSP Shailendra Kumar Mishra said that the police have taken cognisance of the incident and registered a case under the relevant provisions of the law. “We’re trying to ascertain the identity of the attackers. The moment we know who they are they will be arrested,” he said.
In a tweet, Omar Abdullah said, “How does pelting stones on school children or tourist buses help advance the agenda of these stone pelters? These attacks deserve our unequivocal condemnation & this tweet is mine.”
The valley had been reeling under tensed situation from past two days after two militants and civilian was killed in a border clash.