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Police Officer Shot Dead by Militants in J&K's Anantnag

File photo of J&K police. (Photo: PTI)

File photo of J&K police. (Photo: PTI)

The incident took place in Bijbehara area of the district, a police official said.

Militants on Monday shot dead a police officer while he was returning home after offering prayers at a mosque in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident took place in Bijbehara area of the district, a police official said.

Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat was rushed to Bijbehara sub-district hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. Bhat was presently posted at Police Training Centre in Lethpora in Pulwama district.

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first published:October 19, 2020, 20:09 IST