Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

PDP man of Zainpora Shopian injured in suspected militant attack on May 8 succumbs at SKIMS Soura

Srinagar/May, 16: A PDP activist identified as Irfan Ahmad son of Abdul Hameed Sheikh resident of Zainpora Shopian injured in a suspected militant attack on May 8 in Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district succumbed  early Thursday at SKIMS Soura.

Officials at SKIMS Soura said that Irfan Ahmad son of Abdul Hamid Sheikh of Zainapora succumbed, adding that “Irfan had firearm injury in his right thigh and was being treated in SICU but he succumbed early Thursday morning”.

On May 8, Irfan along with another person namely Muzafar Ahmad Bhat were injured after a group of suspected militants kidnapper them from their pharmacy and fired upon them at an orchard.

“A case under FIR number 25/2019 under section 307 and 364 RPC has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” a police spokesman had said.

The duo were workers of PDP and remained as polling agents in Zainapora on May 6 Lok Sabha elections.

Both the injured were later admitted to SKIMS Soura for treatment.


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