Last rites of senior police officer Aman Thakur will be performed on Monday. Thakur, an Army soldier and three militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.
State's Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the death of senior police officer.
Police sources said Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Thakur was killed after being shot in the head in Turigam village.
"The officer sustained a bullet injury in his head during the encounter. He was shifted to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead," a police officer said.
"Three militants hiding in the village have been killed and searches are now on at the site. Firing exchanges have stopped," he added.
Three soldiers, including two Majors, were injured and have been shifted to a hospital.
Reports said all three slain militants belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) outfit, which claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
The Army's Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police started a cordon and search operation in Turigam after being tipped off about the presence of militants there.
(With IANS inputs)