A 75-year-old man died during a dispute over a playfield in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.
Sources said that a team of district administration including Tehsildar Shopian and Block Development Officer, Herman visited Padarpora village of the district to demarcate the land for a play field.
“A scuffle broke out while the officials were trying to retrieve a portion of land from the alleged local encroachers,” said an official.
He said that during the melee Abdul Salam Thockar suffered a heart attack and died.
The official said that his body was sent for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.
Police have registered a case and initiated the investigations.