Srinagar July 27: A youth was shot dead by an unknown militant in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday, police said.
In a statement, a police spokesman said that at about 1130hrs Srinagar Police received information about a terror crime incident at Nawakadal area of Srinagar where unknown gunmen had fired upon a civilian.
“Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot,” said the spokesman.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed that unknown terrorist had fired upon a civilian identified as Mehran Ali Sheikh son of Shabir Ahmad resident of Bulbul Lanker Nawakadal, outside his home.”
“In this incident, he had sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to hospital for the treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.”
Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law.
“Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this terror crime.”
Earlier, a local news agency while quoting a top police officer had said that Sheikh was killed in “gang war” between two rival groups.