Village head shot dead in Pulwama

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a village head in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Wednesday night.

43-year-old Mohammad Yousuf Bhat was returning home after offering late night (Taraweeh) prayers at the nearby Masjid in Wagum village around 10:10 pm when unknown gunmen fired upon him from close range, officials told Kashmir Reader. The injured numberdar was instantly removed to the district hospital for treatment by his family and other devotes.

“However on reaching hospital, the doctors pronounced him dead,” an official said.

Late night reports said that army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police have laid a cordon around the area to apprehend the assailants.