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Village head shot dead by gunmen in Kashmir's Pulwama

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a village head in Pulwama district of south Kashmir's last evening, police said."At about 21:45 hrs, some unknown gunmen fired upon Mohd Yousuf Bhat outside his house at Wagan in

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 02, 2015 10:37 IST ]
village head shot dead by gunmen in kashmir s pulwama
village head shot dead by gunmen in kashmir s pulwama

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a village head in Pulwama district of south Kashmir's last evening, police said.

"At about 21:45 hrs, some unknown gunmen fired upon Mohd Yousuf Bhat outside his house at Wagan in Pulwama. Bhat was injured in the incident," a police official said.

He said Bhat was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Bhat was on his way to a local mosque for prayers when attacked by gunmen.

Meanwhile the army, the Special Operation Group of Police and the CRPF have cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the suspected militants.

A farmer by profession, Bhat was 'Lamberdar' of his village.

(With inputs from PTI)

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