Man shot dead by militants

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 15: Militants last night killed a civilian in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Manzoor Ahmad Lone, 40, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone of Dogripora was killed by militants after he was abducted from his home.

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After receiving the reports, police reached the spot and recovered his body. The body was later handed over to the family members following completion of medico-legal formalities.
Police said that initial investigations revealed that he was forcibly taken away by the militants and was later shot dead. “A case in this regard has been registered. Officers from the local police unit are investigating the circumstances which led to this incident,” police said.
Earlier, on Thursday late afternoon, a block president of National Conference identified as Muhammad Ismail was shot at by militants in Anantnag district who was undergoing treatment at Srinagar hospital.