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House of slain former PDP sarpanch burned down

Hizbul militant Showkat Falahi was killed in a scuffle with the family of the slain PDP activist

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Jammu and Kashmir, PDP
Srinagar: People dousing the fire at a slain PDP leader's house that was allegedly torched by a mob instigated by the anti-national elements and workers of Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, in Srinagar on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Agitated youths on Tuesday torched the house of a ruling (PDP) activist who was killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district late on Monday.

Later Hizbul militant was killed in a scuffle with the family of the slain activist.

After attending the funeral of Falahi scores of youth marched to the house of Ramzan in Imam Sahib area and set it ablaze, police sources said.

Director General of Police S. P. Vaid said: "A mob on the instigation of terrorists attacked the house of ex-sarpanch who was killed last night." The police and security forces rescued the family of the slain activist, he added.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 21:43 IST