Kishtwar: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Chandrakant Sharma, who had been injured in a terrorist attack earlier on Tuesday, succumbed to his injuries at a Jammu and Kashmir hospital in Kishtwar district in the evening. Sharma was working at the Kishtwar district hospital as a medical assistant and was injured in an attack by terrorists. Sharma’s Public Safety Officer (PSO) was also shot dead.

BJP Spokesperson Sunil Sethi confirmed Sharma’s demise.

According to eyewitnesses, the terrorist entered the hospital without raising any suspicion, took out his gun and fired at Sharma. It is reported that the terrorist fled from the spot and search operation to nab him has been launched.

A curfew has been imposed in Kishtwar and internet services were also snapped as precautionary measures. As per reports, the Army was called in Kishtwar.

A similar incident was reported in Kishtwar last year, where BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit were shot dead by terrorists. The killings had then triggered unrest and a curfew was also imposed in the area.