TRAL — Unknown gunmen shot dead a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Tral town of Pulwama district on Wednesday.
Reports said that gunmen fired upon the BJP leader at a point-blank range. He was shifted to a hospital in critical condition where doctors declared him brought dead.
Sources identified him as Rakesh Pandit, son of Brij Nath Pandit.
Local sources said that Rakesh was present in the house of his neighbour when gunmen shot at him. A lady has also sustained bullet injury in her leg.
The deceased was President Municipal Committee, Tral.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers. (KNT)