New Delhi: A BJP worker identified as Gul Mohammed Mir (60)was allegedly shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Nowgam in Verinag on Saturday.

Immediately after the firing, Mir was shifted to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced brought dead. The security forces have cordoned off the area and an investigation has been launched into the case. He sustained five bullet injuries, three on his chest and two in the abdomen, according to reports.

In the meanwhile, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah tweeted:

This attack comes two days after a former BJP worker was shot at and injured by some unidentified men in the Kachmulla village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The victim Abdul Rashid was immediately rushed to the hospital and is currently undergoing medical treatment.