45-year-old shot dead in central Kashmir

 A 45-year-old man was killed after fired upon by unknown gunmen in Charangam area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday evening.

Official sources told GNS that unknown gunmen fired upon Mohammad Mohd Yousf Rather at Charangam when he was inside a passenger vehicle (Taveera).

In the incident, Rather, a resident of Sanzipora, Beerwah, Budgam was shifted to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

SSP Budgam, Tejender Singh confirmed the incident and said that the suspected militants opened fire upon him from the close blank range at around 4:55 pm.

Soon after the incident, army, SOG, and CRPF cordoned off the whole area and launched a hunt to nab the assailants.