Jammu, Apr 9 : A political activist who suffered bullet injury in the abdomen in a shootout succumbed at government medical college and hospital Jammu while his private security officer had died on the spot when some unidentified gunmen fired indiscriminately at them in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Some unidentified gunmen this afternoon fired at political leader Chanderkant Sharma and his PSO near district hospital," police said.
They said that the leader suffered serious bullet injury in his abdomen while his PSO identified as Constable Rajinder Kumar died in the spot and the attackers fled away with his weapon.
"Unidentified gunmen attacked two persons in which one suffered bullet injury but his PSO died on the spot," Manish Kumar Singh, Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone here said. Injured political leader was airlifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu but he was declared as brought dead, BJP spokesperson Sunil Sethi here said.
Meanwhile a police official said that the gunmen also decamped with the official weapon of the PSO while the protectee was under treatment. However, sources said that Chanderkant Sharma was also an employee of the health department and was receiving threats since past some time.
As per reports district administration has imposed restrictions in the town to maintain law and order in awake of the attack while mobile internet service has also been snapped. Curfew like restrictions have also been imposed in Bhaderwah town. The Doda-Udhampur-Kathua parliamentary constituency will go to poll on April 18 having Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh as BJP candidate.
In November 2018, senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother was also shot dead by some unknown gunmen. The case is being investigated by the National Investigation Agency. (UNI)