SRINAGAR, Jan 4: Brother of a Sarpanch of Khassipora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was today killed by gunmen in his native village after they opened firing at him.
The deceased has been identified as Simranjeet Singh, son of Nanak Singh, resident of Khassipora, Tral.
Singh was fired upon by gunmen in his native village. “He was critically wounded after he was shot at and was removed to medical facility, where from he was shifted to Srinagar for advanced treatment,” he said.
Singh was shifted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar, where he succumbed to injuries. His brother Rajinder Singh is Sarpanch of Khassipora Tral. He was associated with Congress party but had later contested as an Independent candidate.