Militants shot dead a 35-year-old Sarpanch near in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday afternoon. Official sources told the Sarpanch identified as Ajay Panditha of Dooru was fired upon by the gunmen near Lokbawan Larkipora. He was rushed to GMC Annatnag where he was declared brought dead. Dr Majeed Mehrab, medical superintendent GMC Anantnag confirmed that the 35-year-old was brought dead. A police officer also confirmed that militants killed the Sarpanch. The officer said that the area has been cordoned off and searches have been launched to nab the attackers.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Congress president G.A. Mir on Monday strongly condemned the killing a Sarpach affiliated with the party and claimed that slain had been “feeling unsafe from last 2 months and that the authorities were informed about it.” “He has been from last two months telling that he was not feeling safe. He had conveyed it on his own means to the authorities,” Mir told. “He was chosen unanimously by the locals. He got 51 votes while his opponent, also a Pandit candidate, from BJP got ten votes,” Mir said. Unknown gunmen shot dead the Sarpanch Ajay Panditha of Dooru earlier in the afternoon.