Two Youth Shot Dead By Gunmen In Bijbehara

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Firdaus Ali

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen on Saturday shot dead two youth in Bijbehara town of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Around 8:00 pm on Saturday, 20-year-old Sanjeet Ahmed Parray and Shahnawaz Ahmed Bhat were chit chatting near a provisional store in their native village of Jablipora in Bijbehara when unknown gunmen appeared there and fired upon them randomly, officials said Saturday. Both the youth were removed to the Bijbehara hospital for treatment. However, the doctors there declared Parray brought dead.

Another youth, officials said, succumbed to his injuries at the Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag where he was referred for specialised treatment.

According to the officials, Parray was a Dental Technician and Bhat an auto driver by profession.

Meanwhile, police on a statement issued on Saturday evening said that a cordon and search operation had been launched in the area to nab the militants responsible for the attack

“Police have registered a case under relevant sections in the instant matter. Police are vigorously investigating all the circumstances of this crime,” a police spokesperson said.

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