Jammu and Kashmir News
As per highly placed sources, a youth had been shot in Sopore by unidentified militants. He was shifted to the nearby hospital in a critical condition but has been reported dead by the authorities now.
The youth has been identified as Altaf Ahmed Sheikh and was an employee of health department.
Sources suggest that he was a close acquaintance to Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and may have been targeted by Lashkar-e-Islam group which instigated the recent mobile tower attacks in the valley.
The fringe group had recently issues threatening statements against Geelani accusing him of getting 4 militants killed in Sopore area.