Injured Panch succumbs
Srinagar: A panch from Kulgam district of south Kashmir was shot at by militants at his residence, police said. The Panch later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital in Srinagar.
Police said that militants barged into the house of Abdul Majeed Dar at Shalipora on Wednesday night and shot at him from close range, a police officer said.
Dar, elected as panch in last year’s Panchayat elections, was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to his injuries, the officer added.
The deceased was formerly associated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Communist Party of India(Marxist) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami condemned the killing.
The heinous incident should be condemned by one and all, he said, adding that violence in any form is condemnable.