BJP leader, his brother and father shot dead in north Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bandipora leader, Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father and his brother were on Wednesday shot dead by the unidentified gunmen outside their residence in Muslimabad area of Bandipora district.

Waseem Bari

Official sources told news agency KNO that Bari, his father Bashir Ahmed and brother Umar Bari were shot at by the suspected militants outside their residence in Bandipora.

The residence of Bari’s is located just opposite of Bandipora Police Station. Hospital sources also confirmed to KNO that all three were declared dead on their arrival to the hospital.

Quoting a senior officer news agency GNS reported that the family had eight security personnel but “unfortunately none of them was kept along at the time of the incident.”

“As the house and shop are together, the PSOs were allowed to sit on the first floor,” the officer said.


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