Retired police officer shot dead in north Kashmir, says officials

A deployment of armed forces personnel in Kashmir. [File Photo]

Baramulla: A former police officer 72-years-old Mohammad shafi was shot dead by militants in Gantmulla area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday, police said.

In a post on X, Kashmir zone police, said that the retired superintendent of police was shot dead while giving a prayer call (Azan) in a mosque. Police said that area has been cordoned off, while further details are awaited.

The slain was 72-years-old and is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. He retired as senior superintendent of police.

A pall of gloom descended on entire Gantumulla village when the news of Shafi’s killing spread in the area with people thronging his house to mourn the killing.

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