Funeral of Shujaat Bukhari tomorrow in Baramulla

The funeral of senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari will be offered at his ancestral graveyard at Kreei Baramulla at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Shujaat Bukhari was shot by unidentified gunmen as he left his office in Srinagar.

Bukhari, who was a group editor for three daily newspapers and a weekly, including the English-language daily Rising Kashmir, was targeted as he was getting into his vehicle, reports said.

Bukhari and one police bodyguard were declared dead on arrival at a hospital. The other bodyguard died later.

Police said the assailants came on a motorbike and fired a volley of bullets toward the victims, leaving Bukhari and his guards in a pool of blood.

He died before he could get medical aid, said Mohammed Omar, the group manager of Bukhari’s newspapers.

“I would always accompany him to his vehicle when he would leave the office. I did the same today but I stopped half way as I got a phone call. In the meantime as he left I heard sounds of intense firing. I rushed to his vehicle where I saw him in a pool of blood,” Omar told a news agency.

About 15 years ago, journalist Parvaz Sultan was shot and killed in the same Press Enclave in Srinagar, where many media offices are located.

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