Four Punjab people among 101 killed in Mumbai terror attack

November 27th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Mohali (Punjab), Nov 27 (IANS) The terror strikes in Mumbai Wednesday night that left at least 101 dead and about 287 injured, were not an attack only on the denizens of India’s financial capital. People from elsewhere in the country also figured among the victims.Four residents of Mohali district in Punjab, around 10 km away from Chandigarh, lost their lives in the terror attacks that rocked the whole nation.

Jasmine Kaur, 22, who hailed from Mohali and worked as front desk executive at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, was doing a night shift when the terrorists suddenly entered the premises and opened fire indiscriminately.

“Jasmine was hit on her shoulder by three bullets. She was taken to a nearby hospital but declared brought dead by the doctors,” said one of her relatives who was at her house here.

Her father Maninder Singh, a Deputy Inspector General in the Indo-Tibet Border Police, has left for Mumbai with his wife to bring back the body of their daughter.

Jasmine was working with the Taj group for the last two years and was posted in its hotels at Shimla, Rajasthan and Delhi before joining at Mumbai two months ago.

Retired Army officer Jagtar Singh Kang has lost his daughter-in-law Niti Kang and two grandsons Udai Kang and Samar Kang in the terror strike, official sources said.

The three had gone to the hotel to meet Jagtar’s son, Karan Veer Singh Kang, who worked there in a senior position.

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