Sarpanch shot dead in Pattan

shot dead

Baramulla: Unknown gunmen shot dead an independent Sarpanch in an orchard at Goush-bugh village of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that an independent sarpanch identified as Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo son of Mohammad Sadiq of Goshbugh was fired at by unknown gunmen in an orchard at Goush-bugh village in the evening.

They said soon after the incident the injured was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Kashmir police zone in a tweet also confirmed that the sarpanch has been killed. “Terrorists fired upon & killed one Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo (an Independent Sarpanch) at Goshbugh area of Pattan, Baramulla. Area has been cordoned off & search to track the involved terrorists is in progress. Further details shall follow, ” the police informed.

Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off by security forces and the search operation has launched to nab the attackers—(KNO)