NEW DELHI: A
, his father and brother were shot dead by terrorists on Wednesday night in
district of north
The BJP leader was identified as
, his father as Bashir Ahmed and his brother as Umar Sultan.
Terrorists opened fire on Bari, BJP district president, outside his shop near police station in
Singh said Bari’s brother and father were injured in the firing. They were taken to the
district hospital where they succumbed to injuries, he said.
Singh said the family had a component of 8 security people but unfortunately, none of them was kept along at the time of incident.
Union minister Jitendra Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi
enquired about the gruesome killing of Bari over a telephone call. “He also extended condolences to the family of the BJP leader,” he said.
Over the telephone, PM @narendramodi enquired about the gruesome killing of Wasim Bari. He also extended condolences to the family of Wasim.
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh)1594229002000
Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav expressed shock at the killing of Bari by terrorists and noted that the incident took place despite security provided to them.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “Shocked and saddened by d killing of young BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. Bari’s father who is also a senior leader was injured. This despite 8 security commandos. Condolences to d family.
Shocked and saddened by d killing of young BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. Bari’s… https://t.co/Ddm90dHZUL
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp)1594226202000
NC leader Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack and said, “Sorry to hear about the murderous terror attack on the BJP functionaries & their father in Bandipore earlier this evening. I condemn the attack. My condolences to the