Militants on Wednesday stormed the home of a Kashmiri BSF constable on vacation, shooting him dead and inflicting gunshot wounds on four of his family members in Hajjan in north Kashmir, police said.
Rameez Parrey (30) belonged to the 73rd battalion of the BSF.
The militants, after forcing their way into the house in Parrey Mohalla, fired indiscriminately at the family.
The jawan died on the spot. Four of his family members -- his father, two brothers and an aunt -- suffered gunshot wounds, police said.
The condition of the jawan's aunt was stated to be serious, while that of the three others was stable.
The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir
Police, S P Vaid, termed the incident as "barbaric and inhumane" and said the guilty would be punished.
Parrey served the BSF for six years.
The BSF, India confirmed the news on Twitter: "Prahari Pariwar stands by the family of one of our member Constable Md Ramzan who was cowardly killed by terrorists
today.He was on leave"
Nitish Kumar, who heads the police in North Kashmir, tweeted that the four were "critically injured".
He tweeted, "Terrorists
killed BSF Ct. Mohd. Ramzan Parray
at his residence in #Bandipore.He was on leave.His father & 3 relatives are critically injured.
On May 9 this year, an Army officer from Kashmir, Lieutenant Umer Fayaz, was abducted and shot dead by militants in Shopian district where he had gone to attend the wedding of a relative.