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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:11

Unidentified gunmen kills a cable operator in Shopian, Kashmir

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Shopian town on Monday witnessed a complete shutdown after the killing of 35-year-old Hilal Ahmad Malik, shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the district hospital on Sunday night. Malik used to run a cable network in the town. Police blamed the Hizbul Mujahideen for the killing and released pictures of two alleged militants who, according to the police, were involved in the killing.

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.

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