Asif Suhaf, Srinagar, Sep 8:
An Unknown Gunmen shot dead a youth near Naseem Bagh area of Hazratbal here this afternoon. The slain youth is suspected to be a member of lesser known militant outfit of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind outfit. However, Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and further investigation taken up to ascertain the facts related to the incident.
Security sources said that the slain youth has been identified as Asif Nazir Dar, a resident of Panzgam Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. They said one pistol along with two magazines was recovered from the slain youth. Sources added that Asif seems to be a member of Zakir Musa’s Ansar Ghazwatul Hind outfit.
Security sources said that the Identity Card recovered the slain student identified slain youth as Ishfaq Ahmad, a student of Islamic University of Science & Technology.
This is the 2nd killing during the day. Earlier, unknown gunmen shot dead separatist conglomerate Hurriyat Conference activist Hakeem Ur Rehman Sultani near Bomai area of north Kashmir's Sopore town of Baramulla district today.
Police have initiated investigation into both the cases.