National Conference leader shot dead ahead of panchayat polls

In a first political killing ahead of panchayat polls, unidentified gunmen tonight shot dead a ruling NC leader and injured his wife in Tral area of south Kashmir`s Pulwama district, officials said.

Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 22:02 PM IST

Srinagar: In a first political killing ahead
of panchayat polls, unidentified gunmen tonight shot dead a
ruling NC leader and injured his wife in Tral area of south
Kashmir`s Pulwama district, officials said.
The gunmen barged into the house of a local NC leader
Ghulam Mohiuddin at Pinglish in Tral area, 35 kms from here,
and opened indiscriminate fire on the inmates, they said.

53-year-old Mohiuddin died on the spot and his wife
Haseena was injured and referred to a hospital in a serious
condition, they said.
This is the first political killing in Kashmir Valley
since the notification for panchayat polls was issued earlier
this month.

No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the
incident so far.

PTI