Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 35-year-old Sarpanch in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, reports said.
Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported the Sarpanch identified as Ajay Panditha of Dooru was fired upon by the gunmen near Lokbawan Larkipora.
Very sorry to hear about the killing of sarpanch Ajay Pandita in Anantnag earlier this afternoon. I unequivocally condemn this terror attack on a grassroots political worker & pray that his soul rests in peace.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 8, 2020
He was rushed to GMC Annatnag where he was declared brought dead.
Dr Majeed Mehrab, medical superintendent GMC Anantnag told GNS that the 35-year-old was brought dead to the hospital.
A police officer said that the area has been cordoned off and searches have been launched to nab the attackers.
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