Srinagar: Suspected militants on Monday evening shot dead a 39-year-old man at Babagund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Reports said that the unknown gunmen fired upon Abdul Majeed Shah (39) son of Ghulam Hassan Shah outside his home, leaving him injured critically.
Shah was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, however, he succumbed on the way.
According to sources, Shah was a fruit merchant by profession.
A senior police officer said: “Police have taken the cognizance and investigations are on.”
Soon after the incident, the government forces launched a hunt to nab the assailants.
Pertinently, a gunfight between the government forces and militants took place in Babgund area on March this year and it lasted for three days. Two militants, four CRPF personnel, two policemen and a civilian were killed in the encounter which started on March 3.