A Special Police Officer was killed and his brother injured after militants on Saturday late evening fired upon them in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Officials said that the militants fired upon the siblings—Ishfiq Ahmad Dar (26) posted as SPO in Budgam and his brother Umar Ahmad Dar (23), who is said to a be student— at their residence in Chatabugh Budgam, injuring them seriously.
A police official said that brothers were shifted to SKIMS Bemina in Srinagar.
He said the SPO was declared brought dead on arrival by doctors. “Condition of his brother is stated to be critical,” he said.
The officer said that police has registered a case and started an investigation into the matter. He said that the entire area was cordoned off by police and the armed forces.