House of former Sarpanch in Shopian set on fire, family rescued

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, Oct 17: House of former Sarpanch Ramzan Sheikh(who was killed by terrorists yesterday) set on fire in Shopian. The family has been rescued by Police.

A wild mob set ablaze house of the slain  leader in Shopian, South Kashmir, who ws shot dead by militants yesterday night, sources informed News24.

Three terrorists had shot dead former sarpanch (village head), Ramzan Sheikh of Imam Sahib village in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian in a scuffle.

In the scuffle that followed, a terrorist, identified as Shaukat, was also killed and sarpanch, Sheikh got badly injured. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

"Three terrorists fired and killed ex sarpanch Ramzan Sheikh in Shopian. In scuffle a terrorist Shaukat also killed," Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid tweeted.

Earlier this month, another former sarpanch, Ghulam Rasool Ganie was shot dead by terrorists in Mattan area of south Kashmir's Anantnag.

Ganie, a shopkeeper, was left with serious bullet injuries after terrorists fired at him.

He was shifted to Mattan hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.  

News24Bureau