Shopian: The district president of Bhartatiya Janata Party’s Yuva Morcha (youth wing) was hacked to death on Thursday. The body was found in Kiloora village in this south Kashmir district.
The slain has been identified as 33-year-old, Gowhar Hussain Bhat, son of Muhammad Ayub, a resident of Bongam village.
SSP Shopian, S R Dinkar, said that Bhat’s body had wounds on the face and neck. He said an investigation had been started.
According to reports, the body was spotted in an orchard by villagers near the Shopian-Czitragam road. “The locals intimated the police, following which the body was retrieved and taken away for medico-legal formalities,” a police source said.
Several political workers and policemen have been killed in the last month in different areas of south Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti condemned Gowhar’s killing.