Unidentified militants tonight shot dead a Peoples Conference worker in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.
Ghulam Nabi Khoja, who was also an employee in the state’s education department, was shot outside his residence in Tralgund village, a police official said here.
“He was shifted to hospital in a serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries,” police sources said. According to the sources, Khoja was rushed to district hospital Baramulla where doctors declared him brought dead.
The official said Khoja was a worker of Peoples Conference which is led by separatist-turned-mainstream leader and Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Gani Lone.
A similar attack was launched in August when an army convoy was attacked costing 1 policeman his life and injuring 2. Pakistan on 6th August had violated the ceasefire and had attacking India with 120 mm mortar bombs.