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J&K: Village sarpanch shot dead by terrorists in Baramulla

A village sarpanch was shot dead by terrorists in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. According to police officials, terrorists fired upon an independent sarpanch Manzoor Ahmed at Goshbugh area of Pattan town in Baramulla district.

The critically injured sarpanch was shifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. “He was associated with the BJP. The area has been cordoned off for searches,” a source said.

On Wednesday, a migrant worker was shot dead in the Kulgam district of Kashmir. The victim was identified as Satish Kumar Singh, a driver by profession, who was shot in Kulgam’s Kakran village.

Panchayat members have become the main target of terrorist during recent terrorist attacks. There have also been a series of attacks on migrant workers and members of the minority community in the Valley.

(With inputs from agencies)

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