Militants shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit sarpanch near his residence in Lokbowan area of Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday at around 6 pm. The congress sarpanch was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
The deceased has been identified as Ajay Pandita. "The injured has received grievous gunshot injuries and was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries," a Congress statement said.
A Congress spokesman, while condemning the killing, said Pandit was a dedicated party worker.
So far, no militant outfit has claimed the responsibility for the killing. However, Anantnag Police has registered a case regarding the incident under relevant sections of law and the investigation is underway.
Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off and a joint search by police and security forces is going on to nab the terrorists.