Policeman, minor sister injured in firing by militants in Shopian

A police constable and his sister were injured after gunmen opened fire in Katho Hallan village of Kellar in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday night.

A group of 3 militants barged into the house of Police constable Rayees Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Hassan at Katho Hallan village in Kellar area of Shopian district this evening. The militants fired indiscriminately injuring the constable and his minor sister Urfi Jan, 12.

The injured were removed to nearby district hospital for treatment where from they were referred to 92-Base Hospital at BB Cantt Srinagar for specialized treatment.

The sister has suffered injuries in leg and her condition is stated to be stable but the constable is said to be critical. Lone was recently promoted from SPO to constable and is presently posted at DPL Shopian.

Militants managed to escape from the spot after carrying out the attack.

“Lone was shot at by the militants after they barged inside their home. He was working as a constable,” said SSP Shopian Shailendra Mishra, according to the report.

Security forces immediately rushed to the village.

Several nearby villages have been cordoned off and manhunt launched against the militants responsible for the attack.