Former J&K Sarpanch Shot Dead


Jammu:  A former sarpanch was found dead in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Police suspect he was shot by militants.

The bullet-ridden body Fayaz Ahmad Dar was found this morning in an orchard at the district’s Chewa Kalan area, a police officer said.

The political worker has been killed ahead of by-polls to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies on April 9 and 12 respectively.

Pulwama district falls under the Anantnag constituency which was vacated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti last year following her election to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.