A Kashmiri Pandit who was the sarpanch of a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district was shot dead by terrorists at around 6 PM today (8 June).
The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Ajay Pandita Bharti who was the sarpanch of Lukbawan village in Larkipora area.
As per a police statement, Pandita was shot by terrorists near his house. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
A case has been registered in the matter and the area has been cordoned off. A joint team of security forces has launched an operation to track down the terrorists.’
As per journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh, Pakistan’s The Resistance Front (TRF) which is a new name of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba has taken responsibility for killing.
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