J&K: Apple truck driver shot dead by militants in Shopian, orchard owner thrashedhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/truck-driver-transporting-apples-shot-dead-in-jks-shopian-by-suspected-militants-6068959/

J&K: Apple truck driver shot dead by militants in Shopian, orchard owner thrashed

The truck, bearing a Rajasthan-registration number, was set ablaze on its way to Jammu.

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The truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, was transporting apples to Jammu (Representational/Express Photo)

A truck driver transporting apples in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir was shot dead Monday by militants, the police have said. The militants include a suspected Pakistani national, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.

The deceased has been identified as Sharief Khan, they said, adding that the militants carried out the attack in Shirmal village. The incident came on a day post-paid cellular services resumed in Kashmir after a 72-day communication clampdown following abrogation of Article 370 provisions.

While Sharief Khan was killed, the orchard owner was beaten up. The truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, was set ablaze on its way to Jammu, news agency PTI reported quoting police officials. The body was recovered from the truck.