Militants shot dead a sarpanch in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, officials said.
“At about 8:50 pm, terrorists fired upon Shabir Ahmad Mir near his residence in Adoura in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district,” one of the officials said.
They said Mir was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Mir was an independent sarpanch.
The area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to nab the attackers, the officials said.