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.

Press Trust of India June 08, 2020 23:59:30 IST
Sarpanch shot dead by militants in the Larkipora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district

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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