Srinagar: A lawyer was shot and critically wounded by unknown assailants in central Srinagar on Thursday evening. He was rushed to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
Babar Qadri, 35, was a prominent figure in prime time debates on Kashmir on various TV channels.
Police said he was attacked by suspected militants in the Hawal area of Srinagar. “The gunmen shot him at point blank range, killing him instantly,” said a police officer who works in that area.
The medical superintendent of the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Dr. Farooq Jan, confirmed that Qadri was brought dead to the hospital.
He had received a single bullet wound.
Father of two minor daughters, Qadri had launched a political party called All JK People’s Justice Party some time ago and named himself as its president.
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