Pulwama: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable on Panchayat polls duty was killed when militants attacked a CRPF and police camp at Kakapora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday evening.
Sources told Kashmir Reader that militants opened heavy gunfire on the joint camp of the CRPF and police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) located near railway station Kakapora.
The personnel in the camp retaliated with gunfire and forced the militants to flee from the spot, locals sources said, but not before a CRPF constable sustained fatal bullet injuries.
A senior police officer told Kashmir Reader that after militants fired upon the joint CRPF and SOG camp near railway station Kakapora, one CRPF constable who was on Panchayat election duty was seriously injured and was evacuated to the Public Health Centre (PHC) Kakapora where he succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased trooper was identified as Chandrikanth Prasad of 183 CRPF Battalion.
The 183 battalion CRPF team had arrived on Saturday for Panchayat election duty in Kakapora and adjoining areas.
A doctor at PHC Kakapora told Kashmir Reader that the CRPF man was brought dead to the hospital.
Soon after the attack, a joint team of government forces cordoned off the area and launched searches to nab the attackers. However, the militants had fled under the cover of darkness.