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'Won't cry, my father will never die’: Daughter of pharmacist shot dead in Srinagar challenges his killers

“My father was a Kashmiri Pandit, he will never die. Terrorists can only kill his body, my father will remain alive in the spirit,” she said in a video that has now gone viral.

Won t cry, my father will never die: Daughter of pharmacist shot dead in Srinagar challenges his killers-dnm
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Srinagar, First Published Oct 6, 2021, 6:35 PM IST
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“My father was a fighter, always said ‘I’ll die with my shoes on’.”

A day after 68-year-old Kashmiri Pandit, Makhan Lal Bindroo, was shot dead by terrorists in J&K, his fearless and emotionally charged-up daughter, Shraddha Bindroo had no tears in her eyes as she faced a sea of media personnel at her house.

“My father was a Kashmiri Pandit, he will never die. Terrorists can only kill his body, my father will remain alive in the spirit,” she said in a video that has now gone viral.

She further challenged terrorists to come and have a face-to-face debate with her.

“You can kill one person but you can’t kill the spirit of Makhan Lal. Whoever shot dead my father, come in front of me. My father gave me education while politicians gave you guns and stones. You want to fight with guns and stones? That is cowardice. All politicians are using you, come and fight with education. If you have guts, come and have a debate with us. You can only pelt stones and shoot people dead. Come and face me, I am my father’s daughter.” a visibly charged Simriddi said.

Makhan Lal Bindroo, 70, was shot dead in Srinagar in a series of terror attacks on Tuesday. He was inside his shop -- Bindroo Medicate pharmacy in Srinagar's Iqbal Park - when he was shot at close range.

Smriddi Bindroo said she wanted to tell her father's killers - "Focus your energies, channelize your energies on positive aspects".

Bindroo, a Kashmiri Pandit, remained in Kashmir even at the peak of terrorism in the 1990s.

Talking about Bindroo, an official said he received four bullets and was declared brought dead at SMHS hospital. A famous chemist in the area, Bindroo had been operating his pharmacy in Srinagar for many decades and was also well known for his philanthropic works.

Along with street vendor Virender Paswan and local taxi stand president MS Lone, Bindroo was among three people shot dead by terrorists in J&K on Tuesday. The police said the roadside vendor was selling Bhelpuri on the road. He died on the spot and his body was retrieved by police.

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