Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed a 77-year-old sarpanch in South Kashmir’s Wanpoh area of Kulgam district.
Officials said Gul Mohammed Bhat was attacked by two gunmen when he was sitting at a shop. He sustained multiple bullet injuries and was rushed to hospital, however, he succumbed to injuries.
Gul is the fourth panchayat member who was killed by the militants since the poll process began for the three parliamentary seats in Kashmir. The killing of panchayat members triggered fresh resignations from panchayat members in the region.
Meanwhile, the police have claimed that a foreign militant was killed during an encounter in Tral on Wednesday night. The slain militant has been identified as Abu Muwaih.