A man was killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district when suspected militants barged into his house and opened fire on Saturday night, police said.
A senior police officer said that Bashir Ahmad Dar, a pharmacist, was killed when suspected militants entered his home in Qasbayar Rajpora area of the district.
His relative Altaf Dar was injured in the shooting and is under treatment. Investigation is on and further details are awaited.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted on the death: “More blood shed and more families in mourning tonight. Terror and violence only take #Kashmir further down the path of destruction”.
According to IANS, the pharmacist was a worker of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.