A Sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir, a BJP leader was shot dead by terrorists on Thursday morning, said officials.
The BJP leader, Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot dead near his home in Kulgam’s Qazigund area. Khanday served as the BJP’s district President for Kulgam.
The BJP sarpanch was immediately rushed to a hospital in nearby Anantnag district after the attack where he was declared brought dead, officials were quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The incident comes less than 48 hours a BJP-linked panchayat member Arif Ahmad Khan was shot at in the same district, PTI reported.
Last month, BJP’s Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father and brother were killed by terrorists in the union territory’s Bandipore district. He was the district chief for Bandipore.
“Terrorists fired on BJP worker Wasim Bari at Bandipora. During indiscriminate firing Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and brother Umer Bashir got injured and shifted to hospital, but all three succumbed to their injuries,” J&K Police had tweeted at the time.
A new terror group – The Resistance Front- had claimed responsibility for the attack. The police said it is a front of the Jaish, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.