Suspected militants kill 2 in Kashmir, including a lawyer, in separate incidents
According to reports, three gunmen barged into public prosecutor Imtiaz Khan’s house and shot him dead.Updated: Apr 17, 2017 01:34 IST
Two late night killings on Sunday disrupted the uneasy calm in Kashmir on a day the Valley remained shut in protest against the death of a civilian during clashes with security forces.
Suspected militants shot dead Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan, a public prosecutor of Pinjoora, in southern Kashmir’s Shopian in his residence at around 9:30pm.
According to reports, three gunmen barged into the house and shot him dead.
Imtiyaz, who was 36, was a relative of Shabir Kullay of the National Conference and accompanied him during the election campaigns in 2014 when the latter contested from Shopian as an independent candidate.
In another incident in north Kashmir, suspected militants shot dead a former counter-insurgent gunman (Ikhwani), Rashid Billa, a senior police official said.
The shooting happened at around 10pm in Hajin town in Bandipora district.
Both incidents occur barely a day after a worker of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was killed and two others were injured in Pulwama district. Police said militants stormed into the house of 45-year-old Bashir Ahmad Dar in Rajpora area of Pulwama district late in the evening.
First Published: Apr 16, 2017 22:53 IST