PDP activist injured in suspected militant attack in Shopian dies at SKIMS

Teenage girl injured during Jan 24 Shopian gunfight dies

A PDP activist injured in a suspected militant attack on May 8 in Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district succumbed early Thursday at SKIMS Soura.

Director SKIMS Dr Omar Javed told news agency GNS that Irfan Ahmad son of Abdul Hamid Sheikh of Zainapora succumbed at the facility before dawn.

He said Irfan had firearm injury in his right thigh and was being treated in SICU. However, today he expired during pre-dawn hours, he added.

On May 8, Irfan along with another person namely Muzafar Ahmad Bhat were injured after a group of suspected militants kidnapper them from their pharmacy and fired upon them at an orchard.

“A case under FIR number 25/2019 under section 307 and 364 RPC has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” a police spokesman had said.

The duo were workers of PDP and remained as polling agents in Zainapora on May 6 Lok Sabha elections.

Both the injured were later admitted to SKIMS Soura for treatment.