Jammu and Kashmir: BJP leader, Sarpanch shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam

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Updated: Aug 06, 2020 11:42 AM

A local BJP leader, also a sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, was shot dead by terrorists.

Sarpanch shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam of Jammu and Kashmir.

A local Bharatiya Janata Party leader, also a sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, was shot dead by terrorists on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. The deceased sarpanch has been identified as Sajad Ahmad Khanday.

According to reports, terrorists fired upon Ahmad outside his residence in Vessu, Kulgam. He was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

According to police, terrorists appeared to have studied the area closely. They fired at him from close range at Vessu in Qazigund area, 60 km from Srinagar.

Khanday was immediately rushed to a hospital in nearby Anantnag district where he was declared brought dead, police said.

The incident comes less than 48 hours after a BJP-affiliated panchayat member, Arif Ahmad Khan, was shot at in Kulgam district. He is recovering from his injuries in hospital.

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