Man shot dead in Kashmir’s Pulwom

Sofi’s identification card left on his body.

A ‘bullet riddled’ body of a 23-year-old man was found in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwom district this morning, officials and locals told Kashmir Dispatch.

The body of Mohammad Shafi Sofi, who hails from Sombur, was found in the southern district’s Ratnipur, they added.

Pictures reaching Kashmir Dispatch show Sofi’s body tied in ropes and a green cardigan. It is suspected that Sofi, who was a businessman, was tortured before being shot dead, sources said.

Sources said Sofi’s body was found by the localsĀ  who informed the police.

A police officer in the district confirmed to Kashmir Dispatch that Sofi was shot dead and they were investigating the murder.

The senior superintendent of police in Pulwom, Mohammad Aslam Choudary, said Sofi had bullets in his legs.