Former Sarpanch shot dead in Shopian, says police

Victim on a trolley at district hospital Shopian. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Shopian: A former Sarpanch was shot dead by militants in Hurpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Saturday evening.

A top police officer said that this evening militants fired upon former Sarpanch namely Ajaz Ahmad Sheikh from a close range.

He was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for advanced treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, whole area has been cordoned off by a joint team of armed forces and searches are underway. (GNS)

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