Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag

Hafizullah Mir was rushed to a district hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Achabal area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

According to reports, the unidentified gunmen fired upon the Kashmiri separatist leader at his home in Budhra area of Achabal.

Hafizullah Mir was rushed to a district hospital, but was declared brought dead.

Medical superintendent of Anantnag district hospital Dr Abdul Majeed Mehrab confirmed Mir’s death and said that he was shot in his abdomen and chest.

The police have registered a case in the matter and investigations have begun.

Hafizullah Mir was the district president of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani) from Anantnag.

Hurriyat alleged that Mir had, reportedly, been receiving death threats over the phone.

Source: India Today

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