CRPF jawan shot dead in Kashmir’s Pulwama district


Srinagar: Suspected militants gunned down a Central Reserve Police Force jawan in Naira village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday evening.

A police spokesperson said the militants barged into Naseer Ahmad Rather’s house at Naira village and opened fire on him. “He was immediately evacuated to the Pulwama district hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries,” he said.

Rather, who was posted with the CRPF’s 182 Battalion, was home on leave when the attack took place. Superintendent of Pulwama district hospital Abdul Rashid Parra said Rather was declared dead on arrival.

The attack on the CRPF jawan came just days after suspected militants released Special Police Officer Mudasir Ahmad Lone after his mother appealed to them to “forgive” and let go of her son. Lone was abducted on Friday from his home in Pulwama district while he was on leave.

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