Jammu and Kashmir: Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir shot dead in Achabal area days after getting death threats

FP Staff
The incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam sparked outrage on social media as several people demanded that those behind attack should be identified and must be immediately brought to book.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) district president Hafizullah Mir on Tuesday was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir's Achabal area. The separatist leader was shifted to a hospital in a critical condition after being shot, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Gunmen reportedly shot Mir at his home in Akingam area of Achabal. According to a Kashmir Life report, his wife was also injured and is currently being treated at the hospital.

Mir was released from jail last month after serving two-year detention. In a statement released a few days ago, TeH had alleged that Mir was receiving life threats over the phone, reported Greater Kashmir"Since last one month some unknown people [were] suspiciously roaming around his house and at times knocking the doors and windows and inquiring about Mir Hafizullah that makes the whole family frightened," a spokesman of TeH had said.

Further details are awaited.

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