Sarpanch shot dead by militants in the Larkipora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district
Militants shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit sarpanch in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.
Srinagar: Militants shot dead a sarpanch in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.
Ajay Pandita, sarpanch of the Larkipora area in Anantnag district and a member of the Congress party, was shot by militants in his native village at around 6 pm, a police official said. He said Pandita was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
A Congress spokesman, while condemning the killing, said Pandita was a dedicated party worker.
No militant outfit has claimed the responsibility for the killing so far.
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