Cop shot dead in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar, Sep 17 (KNO): A police constable was Friday shot dead by the suspected militants in Wanpoh area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.


Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the militants fired upon a police constable near Shamford School, leaving him severely wounded.


The injured police constable was shifted to the hospital, however, he succumbed on the way, they said. The slain cop was identified as Bantu Sharma, son of Nathji resident of Wanpoh who was working as follower in J&K police, the official said.


He added that the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers


Meanwhile, several leaders including former Chief Ministers of J&K on Friday condemned the killing of policeman and expressed condolences to the bereaved family.


“I unequivocally condemn the militant attack in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. My heartfelt condolences to the family & colleagues of Constable Bantoo Sharma of Railway Protection Force who was killed in the line of duty earlier this evening. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted Omar Obdullah


PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also tweeted: “Very sorry to hear about the attack in Kulgam today that claimed yet another innocent life. Deepest condolences & prayers with Bantoo Sharma ji’s family. May his soul rest in peace.”


Peoples Conference chief Sajad Lone wrote on his twitter handle, “Strongly condemn the killing of a policeman in Kulgam. May Allah give patience to the family of Bantu Sharma to bear this loss. And May the killers rot in hell.”