A woman special police officer (SPO) Khushboo Jan was shot dead by terrorists house in Sopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The ultras shot SPO Khushboo Jan from close range at her home in Vehil in Shopian district Saturday afternoon, a police official said.
Khushboo was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Meanwhile, the authorities have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to nab the terrorists. Khushboo was working as SPO with the local police.
Condemning the cowardly attack, the state police said that they were standing with the family.
“Terrorists today fired on a police woman Khushboo Jan at her village in Vehil area of Shopian district. She sustained critical injuries & was evacuated to hospital where she succumbed. We condemn this gruesome terror act & stand by her family at this critical juncture,” Jammu and Kashmir police statement read.
The incident has come amid reports of ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces since the morning. In the afternoon, the ceasefire was violated in the Mankote sector of Poonch district to which the Indian Army has been retaliating effectively. After the dastardly Pulwama attack, tension in the valley has increased significantly. At least 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in the cowardly atttack.