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CRPF jawan shot dead at home in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

The militants  barged into  the house of a local CRPF man, Naseer Ahmad Rather, at Naira village in Pulwama district and shot at him. He was injured critically and died in the hospital.

india Updated: Jul 30, 2018 10:58 IST
Ashiq Hussain
Ashiq Hussain
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
CRPF,Jammu and Kashmir,Kashmir militancy
People gather for the last rites of CRPF Jawan Naseer Ahmed, who was shot dead on Sunday, in Pulwama. (Twitter/ANI Photo)

A CRPF jawan was killed after suspected militants opened fire at him in his homein south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.

The militants barged into the house of a local CRPF man, Naseer Ahmad Rather, at Naira village in the evening and shot at him injuring him critically, they said. “Naseer was rushed to district hospital Pulwama where he succumbed to injuries. Police have registered a case and investigation has been initiated,” a police statement said.

Naseer was posted with a CRPF battalion in the district and was at home on leave. The incident comes a day after a Jammu and Kashmir policeman, who was abducted by suspected militants in Tral area of Pulwama on Friday, was allowed to return following an appeal from his mother. Special police officer (SPO) Mudasir Ahmad Lone was abducted by unknown gunmen from his village of Chankatar. He was working as a cook at Reshipora police post in Awantipore.

On Tuesday, suspected militants opened fire at security personnel at Batamaloo near Fire and Emergency Services killing a CRPF constable and wounding another.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 01:27 IST