Unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening shot dead a Bharatiya Janata Party leader while another associate of the party was wounded in the Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said.
An official said that suspected militants shot at a BJP leader in Tral, adding that he was shifted to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. He identified the BJP leader as Rakesh Pandit.
The official said that he was shot at the house of neighbour Mushtaq Ahmad where his daughter identified as Asifa Mushtaq has also sustained injuries during the attack, saying that she has been shifted to Sub District Hospital Tral where she is undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, the officials said that the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.
In a tweet, the police said Pandit despite being provided two personal security officers & secured hotel accommodation in Srinagar went to Tral without his security cover.