A BJP worker, identified as Gul Mohammed Mir, was on Saturday shot dead by terrorists in Verinag area of South Kashmir's Nowgam village. The official said Mir was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to injuries.
Following the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and a search operations is underway to locate the terrorists.
Giving details, the police said three militants came to his house in Nowgam Verinag area and asked for the keys for his car. While driving the vehicle away, they pumped bullets into Mir, who was popular in the area as 'Atal', they said.
This comes two days after a former BJP worker was shot at and injured by unidentified gunmen in Tral area of south kashmir’s Pulwama district. The injured was identified as 40-year-old Abdul Rashid Bhat alias Madan Lal, son of Ghulam Ahmad of Kuchmulla village in Tral.
On April 9, two days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, suspected militants killed a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader and his personal security officer (PSO) inside a hospital in the Chenab Valley’s Kishtwar district.
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