On Mar 11, Sarpanch affiliated with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was shot dead by terrorists at the Audura area of Kulgam on Friday.
Sarpanch, Shabir Ahmad Mir, son of Abdullah Mir was indiscriminately fired upon by gunmen in his abdomen, which resulted in his heavy blood loss resulting in his death. The attack was carried out in his native village, Audura at around 8.20 pm.
Mir was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The attack comes days after a sarpanch was shot dead by terrorists inside his house in Khanmoh in Srinagar. This is the third attack on a panchayat member this year and the second in Kulgam.
Earlier in February, another independent panchayat member, Mohammad Yaqub Dar from Kulgam was killed at his village. The mainstream political parties have spoken to the J&K administration, regarding the security of political leaders. There has been a spike in terror attacks in J&K in recent times. One person was killed and 15 injured in an IED blast in Udhampur on March 9.