Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a special police officer at her home in her village in the Vehil area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, the police said. The incident occurred around 2.40 pm, NDTV reported.

Khushboo Jan sustained critical injuries and succumbed to her injuries in the hospital, the police said. A case has been filed and an investigation is under way.

Security forces cordoned off the area after the area and began looking for the gunmen, an unidentified official told PTI.

Former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah condemned the incident.