A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Vice District President of Anantnag district was shot dead by suspected militants at Verinag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.
Reports reaching GNS said that the gunmen believed to be militants fired upon the man identified as Gul Mohammad Mir (60) alias Attal son of Abdul Karim Mir at Nowgam area of Verinag at around 10:00 pm.
In the incident, Gul received critical bullet wounds in his chest and abdomen.
BJP senior leader and former MLC Sofi Yousuf confirmed that Gul Mohammad was District Vice President of BJP for Anantnag, and had unsuccessfully contested assembly elections for Dooru assembly segment in 2008 and 2014.
A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that the Gul has been taken to District Hospital Anantnag where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.
A senior doctor said that Gul received five bullet wounds, three in chest and two in the abdomen. He was declared brought dead at the arrival.