Ex-PDP sarpanch shot dead in Shopian; militant killed in scuffle: Police

Ex-PDP sarpanch shot dead in Shopian; militant killed in scuffle: Police

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A militant was killed in a scuffle after the killing of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sarpanch in Imamsahab area of Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday.

Police said that Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh (50) was shot at by gunmen at his residence at Homun, Imamsahab around 8:05 pm.

He was shifted to nearby Zainpora Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Director General of police (DGP) SP Vaid said that a militant was killed in the scuffle.

In a tweet, Vaid said that three militants fired and killed ex -Panch PDP Mohammad Ramzan in Shopian. In scuffle, he said, one militant Shaukat Falahi was also killed.