The suspected militants barged into the hospital and snatched the PSO’s weapon. They attempted to fire at the RSS leader but shot his personal security officer.
Jammu, April 9:
Suspected militants on Tuesday killed an RSS leader as well as his personal security officer after snatching his weapon in a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town, police said.
The local RSS leader, identified as Chandrakanta Sharma, was injured in the attack that targeted him, officials said. Later in the evening, BJP spokesperson Sunil Sethi said Sharma had passed away. Sharma had gone to a local hospital for a check-up, they said.
Narrating the sequence of events, officials said the suspected militants barged into the hospital and snatched the PSO’s weapon. In the ensuing scuffle, the policeman was shot dead while the RSS leader received injuries.
The Army has been out to maintain law and order in Kishtwar and Bhaderwah districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The state administration imposed curfew in the town as well as the neighbouring Bhaderwah, besides snapping the Internet connection. the officials said.
This is second incident of terrorist attack in Kishtwar town during past six months period. On November 1, state secretary of BJP Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet were returning from their shop in Kishtwar, were gunned down in the firing by terrorists in a lane leading to their house in Kishtwar town. Senior police officials have rushed to the scene, they said.