ANANTNAG: A Special Police Officer (SPO) who was shot in both his legs by suspected militants on Tuesday in a Pulwama village succumbed to his injuries on Saturday evening at army’s base hospital in Srinagar.
SSP Pulwama Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam confirmed to Kashmir Reader that SPO Aqib Ahmad Wagay, resident of Panzgam area in Awantipora, succumbed to his injuries today.
Aqib Ahmad Wagay was posted with the railway police in Awantipora.
He was shot at in both his legs in Puchal village of Pulwama while he was on his way home.
After getting first-aid at Pulwama district hospital, Wagay was referred to army’s base hospital in Badami Bagh area of Srinagar, where he succumbed this evening.
Following the shootout in which Wagay was injured, a video went viral on social media wherein he was seen making a confession of his “links with the army.”
The undated video was apparently shot while Wagay was in captivity of suspected militants.