Srinagar, May 20 UNI | 2 months ago

A 25-year-old youth was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Shopian, a police spokesman said here today.

He said a bullet ridden body of Nasir Ahmad Mir was recovered from an Orchard at Killoora Nadigam, in Shopian.

Police has registered a murder case, he said adding a massive hunt has been launched to nab the killers.

Meanwhile, expressing deep shock and concern over the kidnapping and killing of a youth in Shopian district, CPI (M) state secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has demanded a speedy probe so that the culprits are brought to justice.

In a statement issued here, Mr Tarigami while condemning the killing of Shopian youth, said the culture of unidentified gunmen has created havoc in Kashmir and police must act swiftly to expose the people behind such gruesome incidents.

Few days back a youth in Sopore was killed in a most barbaric manner.

These acts of violence are not acceptable to any civilized society, he said addig that people must come forward and equivocally condemns these barbaric actions which has eaten into vitals of our society.

"We believe the violence begets violence and those who use violence as a means of communication are not doing any good to the society in general," he observed.

Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families of Shopian and Sopore youths who were killed in cold blood, Mr Tarigami prayed for the eternal peace to the departed souls and urged the administration to expedite the investigations so that the people behind such gruesome incidents are exposed and brought to justice.

(Posted on 21-05-2014)