Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday shot dead a woman and injured a man in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, PTI reported, citing police officials. The police suspect the shooters were militants.
The assailants allegedly entered the home of Nageena Jan and shot her, Greater Kashmir reported. The incident took place at Singoo-Narbal in Pulwama. The woman suffered critical bullet wounds.
“While the lady succumbed to injuries, the injured man has been rushed to a hospital,” an unidentified police official told PTI.
The injured man was identified as Jalaludin Bhufanda. Bhufanda, after being moved to a local hospital, was shifted to another medical facility in Srinagar.
Nageena Jan’s husband Mohammad Yousuf Lone was also killed by some unknown gunmen in May 2017, the Greater Kashmir reported. The official said that soon after the incident, a joint team of the Indian Army and Special Operations Group launched a hunt to nab the assailants.
“Police has registered a case under relevant sections in the instant matter,” a spokesperson of the Jammu and Kashmir Police said according to Rising Kashmir.