Local residents said three or four men attacked Malik, who was sitting outside the hospital. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to injuries. He was running Friends Cable network in the town. He is survived by his wife and three year old son.
Police has blamed Hizbul Mujahideen for the killing and released pictures of two alleged militants suspected of committing the murder. “On the basis of human and technical intelligence, police identified Zubair Ahmad Turray of Bonbazar, Shopian, and Umar Nazir Malik alias Khattab of Malikgund, Shopian. Police have launched a hunt to nab the duo,’’ said SSP Shopian, Shri Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar.