Baramulla: A revered shrine of Baba Fareed Shakar-din Gunj in Uri was gutted after getting hit by lightening in the wee hours on Wednesday.
Local residents said that lightening hit the shrine situated on top of Garkote hills Monday morning triggering a fire at the shrine. It had been raining in the area since last evening.
After the news of damage spread in the area, hundreds of people from several villages including Garkote, Nambla, Machikrand, Lagama, and Uri reached the spot.
Sufi saint Baba Fareed Shakar din Gung (RA) had spent some time on this hill where locals later built a shrine.
Locals said that the shrine was damaged several times in past due to lightening.