J&K Police SHO Arshad Ahmed Khan dies, Anantnag terror attack death count rises to six

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 June 2019, 08:07 PM
J&K Police SHO Arshad Ahmed Khan
J&K Police SHO Arshad Ahmed Khan

Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who suffered injures in Wednesday's terrorist attack in Anantnag, died at the AIIMS in Delhi on Sunday, officials said. Forty-year-old Khan was flown to Delhi earlier in the day after his condition deteriorated. Five CRPF personnel were killed in the terror attack, in which a lone Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist targeted a patrol team of the paramilitary force.

Khan, the SHO of Saddar Police station in Anantnag, reached the site soon after. The moment he stepped out of his official bulletproof vehicle, along with his service rifle, a barrage of bullets were fired by the terrorist. One ricocheted from the butt of his service rifle and hit his liver and duodenum, the officials said.

"We deeply mourn the sad demise of our brave heart Inspector #ArshadKhan who was injured while fighting terrorists on 12th of this month on K P Road Anantnag.The entire Police Pariwar is behind the bereaved family in this hour of grief. We salute your valour.#JaiHind,” the J&K Police tweeted.

He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) this afternoon, but died soon after, they added. 

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Sunday, June 16, 2019 07:39 PM
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