Civilian shot dead in Kulgam village

KULGAM — Suspected militants on Wednesday evening shot dead a civilian in Kakren area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir.

Reports said, 45-year-old man identified as Satesh Singh, son of Surrender Singh, a driver by profession was shot at and injured by suspected militants near his residence at Kakren area leaving him critically injured.

He was shifted to nearby hospital for treatment, where from doctors referred him to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura for advanced treatment. However he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital.

Meanwhile, government forces have cordoned off the area to nab the attackers.