Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Hotelier Shot Dead by Unknown Assailants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar

Ishtiyaq Ahmad, 48, was returning home on a motorbike when he was shot in his head from a close range in a narrow alley. The assailants fled from the spot undetected.

Mufti Islah | CNN-News18

Updated:March 9, 2018, 11:48 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Hotelier Shot Dead by Unknown Assailants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar
File photo of Ishtiyaq Ahmad, the hotelier who was shot dead in Kishtwar.
Loading...

Srinagar: Unknown gunmen shot a leading hotelier in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar on Friday, sending the town in a tizzy.

Ishtiyaq Ahmad, 48, was returning home on a motorbike when he was shot in his head from a close range in a narrow alley. The assailants fled from the spot undetected.

He was found lying in a pool of blood by people living in nearby houses, who heard the gunshots and came to investigate. The shooting occurred between 8.20 to 8.30 pm.

Locals told police he was shot in a dark alleyway. Apparently, the assassins took advantage of the evening power outage to shoot him, they said.

Police have recovered a 9mm pistol bullet from the spot but so far not been able to draw any clues about the killers.

The body has been sent to hospital for post mortem after senior police officers arrived on the spot. They were seen making inquiries.

Kishtwar has been relatively peaceful and the town specifically has not seen a militant incident for the last several years. Ahmad’s family members, friends and the people in large numbers rushed to the hospital to express their ire over the killing.

Police have formed a team to investigate the killing. A forensic science expert team would be rushed from Jammu to help in the probe.

The body was shifted to hospital mortuary room and will be handed over to the family members after an autopsy and finalization of all legal formalities.

| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results