Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 15:39 hrs

Srinagar: Suspected militants gunned down a sarpanch affiliated to ruling National Conference in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir tonight, officials said.

Javed Ahmed Wani was shot at and critically injured by the suspected militants inside his house in Kreeri area of Baramulla at around 7:40 PM, they said.

Wani was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

No militant outfit immediately claimed responsibility for the killing.

This is the fifth instance in the last six months in which a sarpanch has been killed in the state. While three sarpanches were killed in September last year, another was shot dead in January.

More from Sify: