Saturday, Aug 13, 2022

35-Year-Old Kashmiri TikTok Star Shot Dead By Terrorists In J&K's Budgam

Famous TV artist and social media star Ambreen Bhat was shot dead by terrorists in Chadoora in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

TikTok star and television actor Amreen Bhat
TikTok star and television actor Amreen Bhat Twitter

A 35-year-old woman was shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district today. According to reports, the victim is Amreen Bhat, a local TikTok star and television artist who had a substantial fan following on social media. A 10-year-old, the woman's nephew, was also injured in the attack.

"At about 8 pm, terrorists fired upon a woman, identified as Amreen, near her residence at Hushroo in the Chadoora area of the district," an official said.

Amreen and her nephew were shot at their residence in the village of Hishroo Chadoora on Wednesday, May 25 in the attack which took place at 7:55 PM, both were grievously injured and were rushed to the hospital. While Amreen succumbed to her injuries, her nephew is still battling for his life.

The boy, Farhan Zubair, has been shot in the arm. 

 "Shocked & deeply saddened by the murderous militant attack on Amreen Bhat" Omar Abdullah said in his post on Twitter.

Medical Superintendent of SMHS hospital, Dr. Kanwaljeet Singh confirmed that the slain was brought dead to the hospital. She had received multiple bullets and was fired from close range . “Three terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were involved in this heinous terror incident. Area has been cordoned off and search started. Case registered and investigation on,” he said.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this crime, he said.

Following the attack, a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel cordoned off the area to trace and apprehend the accused responsible for the attack as per the reports by Rising Kashmir.