Srinagar, Nov 1: BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar were shot dead at point-blank range by unknown gunmen at Kishtwar on Thursday evening.
The authorities imposed an indefinite curfew on the town as a “precautionary measure.” An official said the attack took place at Tapal Gali, a narrow lane, close to the residence of the BJP leader.
“Both the brothers after closing their shop were going home when the assailants opened fire. They took bullets in the upper body and the head. They were declared dead at the local hospital,” said a police official.
The incident sparked massive protests in communally sensitive Kishtwar district. Two police officers were injured in clashes with the protesters. The police said they were probing “both militancy as well the local angle.”
After the incident authorities imposed curfew in the town. The Internet service was suspended in the region.