SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said that a youth shot dead by gunmen in Nawakadal area in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district earlier in the day was an act of gang rivalry.
A police spokesman in a statement said that at about 11:30 am, Srinagar Police received information that Mehran Ali Sheikh, son of Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Bulbul Lanker Nawakadal was shot at by unknown gunmen outside his home.
He said that Sheikh sustained grievous bullet injuries in the attack and was shifted to hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.
“The Preliminary investigations conducted into the matter revealed that the killed youth was a part of 16 Gujjar Gang and was killed following a rivalry between two local gangs in the area,” said the spokesman.
“There was rivalry between two local gangs –Downtown Itehad and Gujjar Gang in the area and Mehran was part of Gujjar Gang,” he said.
Further investigation into the matter is in progress, said the spokesman.