An armed forces personnel, who was on leave, was shot dead at his native village in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday evening.
An official said that a CRPF trooper identified as Mukhtar Ahmad of Check Chotipora Shopian was fired upon by the suspected militants at his native village on Saturday evening.
He said that in the incident CRPF man received severe injuries and was shifted to the hospital for treatment where he was declared brought dead.
Forces launched a search operation to nab the attackers who managed to flee.
Earlier an army trooper Sameer Ahmad Malla, held guilty in 2019 by a court-martial along with his company commander Major Leetul Gogoi for “fraternizing” with a local woman and “being away from the place of duty while in operational area”, went missing from his village Lokipora in Khag.
His body was found on Wednesday and had no bullet marks but showed signs of blunt injuries, officials said, adding that it appeared to be revenge killing.
A preliminary examination indicated he was hit with a rod on his face, killed, and later buried.
The 28-year-old Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry soldier, who was posted in Jammu, had been home on leave. He was the one who drove Gogoi and a local woman to a hotel in April 2018.
A year earlier, Gogoi had hit the headlines for tying embroidery artisan Farooq Ahmed Dar to his jeep and using him as a human shield against stone-pelting.