Sopore, Jan 03: Unidentified gunman shot dead a 26-year-old youth in North Kashmir’s Sopore town of Baramulla district early Wednesday evening.
Official sources confirmed to The Kashmir Monitor that the gunmen fired upon Arif Ahmed Sofi, son of Muhammad Maqbool Sofi of Wahipora Unisoo, Handwara at present Herwan Bomia, Sopore (maternal home) at around 7:25 pm.
“The gunmen shot him from point blank range”.
Arif was shifted to nearby Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” they said.
A police officer when contacted confirmed the incident and said that they have launched a hunt to nab the assailants.
Meanwhile, army and SOG cordoned off the whole area soon after the incident.