Baramulla: A civilian was shot dead by unknown gunmen in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town on Saturday afternoon.
Sources said that unknown gunmen shot at a civilian, Arjumand Majeed Bhat (Raju), 37, son of late Abdul Majeed Bhat, a resident of Khawajabagh Baramulla, at his shop at main market Baramulla.
He was shifted to a nearby hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.
He was running a medical shop at main market Baramulla for years, a local resident said. Je said that Arjumand was sitting on a tool outside the shop when gunmen fired upon him. He was hit by five bullets and fell down in a pool of blood.
Some locals said that Arjumand died on the spot.
Meanwhile, Baramulla police and other government forces launched a manhunt in the area to nab the assailants.