Srinagar: A 45-year-old man was shot dead by unknown persons in Kishtwar on Friday evening.
Official sources identified the slain as Istiyaq Ahmad Dar son of Master Ghulam Rasool Dar of Semna colony. They said some unknown gunmen fired upon Dar near Haider Sheikh Gate behind Islamia Faridiya School Kishtwar.
Dar received bullet wounds in his head and was immediately shifted to the district hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, they said.
Meanwhile, the police constituted SIT to investigate the case.
Inspector General of Police, SD Singh Jamwal when contacted told GNS that Dar was fired upon from point blank range with a pistol.
“Dar is a hotel owner and we have registered a case for the murder to identify the persons behind the killing,” Jamwal said.