Sarpanch, Wife Shot Dead

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants on Monday afternoon shot dead a Sarpanch and his wife from Kulgam, presently living in Lal Chowk area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Quoting an official the news agency KNO reported that a Sarpanch namely Ghulam Rasool of Redwani Bala, who is affiliated with BJP snd his wife Jawhara Banoo were fire upon by suspected militants in Lal Chowk area of Anantnag.

He said the couple was shifted to GMC Anantnag for treatment. However, they succumbed to their injuries on way to the hospital, an official said.

He added that the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.

Meanwhile, BJP JK spokesman Altaf Thakur strongly condemned the killing of district president Kisan morcha BJP for Kulgam Gulam Rasool Dar, who was also a sarpanch and his wife in a militant attack at KP Road Anantnag today, terming the killing as “barbaric and cowardly”.

“Attacking and killing innocent people will lead to nowhere and the acts reflect the frustration on part of militants,” said Thakur in a statement.

Thakur expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family and urged police to nab the attackers.

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