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Sikh man shot dead by militants in Tral

Sikh man shot dead by militants in Tral
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Srinagar: A Sikh man was shot dead by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Tral area of Pulwama district Friday, police said.
Simranjeet Singh was shot at by the militants at Khasipora in Tral area, a police official said.
Singh, whose elder brother was elected as a sarpanch in recently held panchayat elections, was rushed to SMHS hospital here where he succumbed to injuries, the official said.
Sources said that after he was shot twice Simranjeet was immediately shifted to SDH Tral in a critical condition, however, he was referred to Srinagar were her succumbed to his injuries.
According to locals Simranjeet Singh was a driver by profession. He is survived by a brother and sister besides mother as his father had died recently.
Meanwhile, as per locals hundreds of Muslims visited to his house to offer condolences to the bereaved family.
His Muslim neighbours also participated in the last rites of the slain man.

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