Former Ikhwani Papa Kishtwari Dies Of Heart Attack

SRINAGAR: Former Ikhwani (government gunman) Papa Kishtwari who was accused of murdering many civilians died at a hospital, officials said on Thursday.

Government gunman Ghulam Mohammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari patrolling with his men in Pampore in a file picture. Photo: Amin War

Official sources revealed that Ghulam Muhammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari alias Mumma Lone died at police hospital Srinagar where he was taken from Central Jail Srinagar today. “He was unwell for quite some time and was undergoing regular checks up. Today he had a cardiac arrest and later died,” the official sources added.

Lone who contested various elections along with his wife – assembly and Lok Sabha – was in detention for a very long time and was facing a series of cases, mostly murders.

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