Former Hizb militant shot dead in Kulgam

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Former Hizb militant shot dead in Kulgam

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, May 16 (GNS): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Batapora village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday.

A police official told news agency GNS that Manzoor Ahmad Palla, a former militant and was presently working as a mason to earn his living, was shot at by unknown gunmen in Mishpora area of Batapora village of Qaimoh.

Palla was immediately shifted to nearby hospital but instantly died as a result of bullet wounds. It couldn’t be ascertained why he has been killed.

Sources said that his mother Raja Begium is a Panch of Batpora village and is associated with ruling PDP.

No militant outfit so far has taken responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, police has registered a case and started further investigations in this regard. (GNS)