Kashmiri Pandit shot by terrorists in J&K's Shopian district on Saturday has succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
Police said that Puran Krishan Bhat, son of Tarak Nath Bhat, of Choudhary Gund village in Shopian was shot and critically injured by militants today.
"He was immediately shifted to hospital where he succumbed to critical injuries."
"The area has been surrounded for searches. Senior police and paramilitary officers have reached the spot," police said.
On August 16 this year, terrorists had killed another Kashmiri Pandit, Sunil Kumar Bhat of Chotigam village of the same district while yet another Kashmiri Pandit, Pertimber Nath Bhat was injured in that attack.
Lone terrorist behind Kashmiri Pandit's killing, says J&K PoliceA lone terrorist was responsible for the killing of local Kashmiri Pandit, Puran Krishan Bhat, in his native village in Shopian district on Saturday, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, South & Central Kashmir range, Sujit Kumar told some reporters that although the detailed investigation is still going on, preliminary reports indicate that a lone militant was responsible for the killing of the Kashmiri Pandit in Chaudhrigund village.
Asked about the Kashmir Freedom Fighter (KFF) group that has claimed responsibility for the killing, the DIG said it is just a fake proxy group of militants.
He said if any security lapse comes to light during the investigation, those guilty of such a lapse would be punished.
Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya visited the village and said that all assistance would be provided to the family.
The body of the deceased is being taken to Jammu for the last rites.