Ex-SPO Shot Dead By Militants Outside His House in Pulwama

The 25-year-old Nayek had joined the Army’s Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) but left midway in Sept 2018.

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Visuals from outside army jawan’s house who was shot dead by suspected militants on Wednesday, 13 March.

A former Special Police Officer was shot dead by militants in broad daylight on Wednesday, 13 March, in a village in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir, officials said.

The deceased has been identified as Ashiq Ahmed Nayek, officials said.

The militants, believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed, fired at Nayek while he was walking on the road in Pingleena area, where three terrorists were neutralised in an encounter on 18 February.

Twenty-five-year-old Nayek had joined the Army's Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) but left midway in September last year after he could not cope with the training, the officials said.

He was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, they said.

A joint team comprising the army and SOG has launched a cordon and a search operation in the area to nab the assailants.

(This is a developing story. More details are awaited.)

(With inputs from Kashmir Observer and PTI)

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