Jammu and Kashmir: Suspected militants kill migrant from Uttar Pradesh in Bijbehara

Srinagar: Militants on Sunday night shot dead a man from Uttar Pradesh in Bijbehara in south Kashmir, police said.

The deceased, identified as Shakir, was aged around 35, and used to run a street food stall at Arwani in Bijbehara. He was shot twice in his chest and legs, the police said.

File image of Jammu and Kashmir police. AFP

File image of Jammu and Kashmir police. AFP

Shakir was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

It was immediately not clear as to who was the behind the killing, but police blamed militant groups for the incident.

Shakir had been running the food stall in the area for nine years. He is survived by his wife and two children, police said.

The killing comes a week after a lesser-known militant outfit, Mujahideen-e-Kashmir, asked all non-local Muslims to leave the Valley before 25 October.

Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017 22:40 PM

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