Srinagar: A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist was killed after fired upon by unknown gunmen in Imamsahab area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday evening.
A police officer told news agency GNS that the suspected militants fired upon Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh (50) near his residence at Huomhuna, Imamsahab at around 8:05 pm. “The gunmen took Sheikh outside his house and shot him from point blank range”.
Sheikh, a Halqa President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was shifted to nearby Zainpora Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” he said.
A police official confirmed to GNS killing of Sheikh.
Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the suspected militants.
Sources said that the family of the slain beat up one of the assailants and he has received critical wounds.