AWANTIPORA: Unknown gunmen shot dead a widow at Noorpora, Tral area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday evening, according to the police.
50-year old Hameeda Begum, wife of late Ghulam Hasan Dar, resident of Noorpora, was shot at her residence at around 7.45 pm, a police officer told Kashmir Reader. She was alone in the house when the gunmen sprayed bullets on her before escaping from the scene.
Hameeda is survived by two sons, Ajaz Ahmed and Danish Ahmad, the police officer added.
Meanwhile the army, the Special Operation Group of police and the CRPF have cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers, sources said.
The village is three kilometers from the police district headquarters of Awantipora in Tral sub-division.