A woman special police officer (SPO) was assassinated by militants at Vehil area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday afternoon.
According to eyewitnesses militants gunned down Khushboo Jan at around 2:40 pm outside her home in Vehil village. The police have registered a case and have started investigation in the killing.
#UPDATE Jammu & Kashmir: SPO Khushboo Jan succumbs to her injuries. https://t.co/7qUww7pftG
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Police said, “Terrorists today fired on a police woman Khushboo Jan at her village in Vehil area of Shopian district. She sustained critical injuries and was evacuated to hospital where she succumbed. We condemn this gruesome terror act and stand by her family at this critical juncture.”
Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned site of the crime and have launched a man hunt to nab the assailants.
The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah condemned the violent act.