A 45-year-old woman was shot dead on Wednesday allegedly by militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.
Hameeda Begum was shot near her residence at Bhat Mohalla in Noorpora village of Awantipora, a police official said.
“I was out somewhere, heard some gunshots fired. When I came back home, I saw bullet marks on her body,” Hameeda’s son told ANI news agency.
Police later came and sent the body for post-mortem-Son of woman(killed by terrorists in J&K's Pulwama last night) pic.twitter.com/qpubbMKTd5— ANI (@ANI_news) March 31, 2016
Police said the woman died on the spot. The body has been taken for medico-legal formalities, the official said, adding security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt to nab the assailants.
(With inputs from agencies)