A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was shot dead by militants at his home in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 29 July, a police official said.
Unidentified militants barged inside the house of a local CRPF constable Naseer Ahmad Rather in the Naira area of Pulwama in south Kashmir and fired upon him, a police official said.
The police official said Rather received critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital but he did not survive.
The area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the assailants who shot at Rather, the official said, adding a case had been registered.
- 01/02Family of CRPF jawan Naseer Ahmed mourns his demise. ANI
- 02/02A police official said Rather received critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital but he did not survive.ANI
Last rites ceremony underway in Pulwama.
Before that, Indian Army soldier Aurangzeb, who lived in Kashmir's Poonch district, was abducted by militants in Pulwama in broad daylight from a civilian vehicle while he was going to his hometown on leave. His bullet-ridden body was found at Gusoo Pulwama on 14 June.