Jammu & Kashmir

Cop found dead in Pampore was killed by militants, says police

The family members of slain cop wail in Samboora Pampore. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Pampore: Police on Saturday said that a 50-year-old Sub-Inspector was shot dead by militants in the evening hours on Friday at Pampora area of Samboora in south Kashmir’s Awantipora.

In a tweet, The Kashmir Police Zone wrote, ” Dead body of Farooq Ah Mir of Samboora Si(M) posted in IRP 23 BN was found in paddy fields near his home. Preliminary investigation reveals that he had left his home for work in his paddy fields yesterday in the evening, where he was shot dead by militants using a pistol”.

He was shot dead by militants near his home while working in paddy fields around 8:00 pm on Friday. Two pistol cartridges have been also found at the incident spot, police officials said.

He is survived by his father, wife, and three children (two daughters and a son), they said.


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