A sarpanch who was shot by terrorists near Srinagar has died, news agency PTI reported the police as saying.
The sarpanch, who has been identified as Sameer Bhat, was under security protection at a hotel in Srinagar.
However, he ventured out without anyone knowing and was shot by terrorists in Khanmoh on the outskirts of the state's summer capital.
After he was shot, Bhat was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
(With inputs from PTI.)