Sarpanch murdered, jawan injured in attack in J&K

Jammu: A sarpanch was allegedly murdered and his son, an Army personnel, injured in an attack by some unidentified men in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.

Newly elected 55-year-old Sarpanch Jasvant Singh and his son Jankar Singh (23) were returning to their home in village Chak Salaria in Vijaypur belt of Samba district, when the vehicle-borne assailants intercepted them and attacked the duo with sharp edged weapons last night, they said.

The locals soon rushed to the spot after hearing cries for help, they said, adding, however the assailants had left by then.

Jasvant succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital and Jankar has been admitted in a serious condition, police said.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits, they said, adding that further investigation is on, they added.