Kishtwar (J&K): Anil Parihar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his residence in Kishtwar on Thursday. His brother Ajit Parihar, who was also attacked, later succumbed to his injuries. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier Dies During Encounter in Goosu Area of Pulwama; One Terrorist Killed
A terrorist attack angle is suspected as of now. Following the incident, section 144 has been imposed in Kishtwar district. Also Read - After Months Gap, J-K Administration Plans to Reopen Tourism, Govt to Issue Guidelines Soon
State secretary of BJP Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet were returning from their shop in Kishtwar when they were fired upon from close range at a dark, narrow lane leading to their house, the officials said. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: CRPF Jawan Injured in IED Blast in Pulwama
The assailants were apparently waiting for the brothers to return home and used pistols to target them, they said. They were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them brought dead, they said.