SRINAGAR: Akash Kumar Mehra, the 25-year-old son of owner of a famous vegetarian eatery at Durganag locality of Dalgate, succumbed to his injuries 11 days after Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists fired upon him.
Mehra, son of Ramesh Kumar, was shot at by one of the three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists on the evening of February 17. He sustained bullet injuries on his chest and in the abdomen. He was immediately shifted to the SMHS hospital where he was being treated till Sunday morning.
Akash was put on ventilator few ago, the doctors at the hospital said.
Mehra’s father Ramesh was running his vegetarian eatery since 1993 at the Dalgate and over a period time gained fame among the tourists and the locals.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar on February 19, 2021 at a press conference in Srinagar had said that three terrorists were arrested for carrying out the attack on Akash Mehra.
He said that the bike and pistol used in the attack by the trio have been seized and that the terrorists have confessed to the crime.
He identified the assailants as Suhail Ahmad Mir and Owais Manzoor Sofi, both residents of Dangarpora in Anantnag while third one was identified as Vilayat Aziz Mir of Wampora in Pulwama district.