Militants entered a house in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Sunday and fired at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who was home on leave. The CRPF man, Naseer Ahmad Rather, succumbed at the district hospital, police said.
Rather was the first Kashmiri CRPF personnel to have been killed in the Valley while on leave. Militants had earlier killed an Army Lieutenant in South Kashmir and a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at Hajin in North Kashmir while they were home on vacation.
“Terrorists this evening barged inside the house of a local CRPF man Naseer Ahmad Rather at Naira village and shot at him injuring him critically,” a police spokesman said. “Naseer was immediately evacuated to district hospital Pulwama for medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.”
Rather was with the CRPF’s 182 Battalion, police said.