Unknown gunmen on Saturday shot dead a youth near Nasim Bagh area of Hazratbal in Srinagar.
Reports said that some unknown gunmen fired upon the youth resulting in his on spot death.
“On the basis of ID card recovered from the slain, he has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad, Student of Islamic University,” said an official.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray told GNS that a police team reached at the spot immediately and recovered the body for medico-legal formalities.
He said that one pistol and two magazines were recovered from the possession of the slain youth.
He added that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation were taken up to ascertain the incident.
This is the second killing by unknown gunmen in the Valley today.
Earlier in the day, a Hurriyat (G) activist Rehman Sultani was shot dead outside his home in Bomai area of Sopore.