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Jammu and Kashmir: RSS leader's PSO shot dead in Kishtwar; curfew imposed, army called out

Medical Assistant Chandrakant Sharma working at the district hospital in Kishtwara got injured in the attack by terrorists.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 09, 2019 16:48 IST
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Suspected militants on Tuesday killed the personal security officer of an RSS leader by snatching his weapon in a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town.

The local RSS leader, identified as Chandrakanta, was injured in the attack that targetted him.

Chandrakanta had gone to a local hospital for a check-up, police said. Officials said the suspected militants barged into the hospital and snatched the PSO's weapon. They attempted to fire at the RSS leader.

In the ensuing scuffle, the policeman was shot dead while the RSS leader received minor injuries.

In the aftermath, the state administration has imposed a curfew in the area. The Army has been out to maintain law and order in Kishtwar and Bhaderwah districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The state administration imposed curfew in the town as well as the neighbouring Bhaderwah, besides snapping the Internet connection. the officials said.

"Curfew has been imposed in the town (as a precautionary measure)", Inspector General (Jammu region) Manish Sinha told PTI.

This is second incident of terrorist attack in Kishtwar town during past six months period.

On November 1, state secretary of BJP Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet were returning from their shop in Kishtwar, were gunned down in the firing by terrorists in a lane leading to their house in Kishtwar town.

(With PTI inputs)

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