Cop killed, another injured in attack by two persons in Kishtwar

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JAMMU — A Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed in an attack by a rape accused in Kishtwar district of Jammu, who was released about three weeks back in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, police said today.

Another SPO was also injured in the attack, which took place in Dachan area of Kishtwar this afternoon, police said, adding that he was admitted to a hospital. The accused attacked the cops with an axe at Dachhan area, they said.

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The rape accused was charged under Section 376 of IPC and was detained in district jail Kishtwar. He was released 20 days back in wake of spread of coronavirus.

“Accused is Ashiq Hussain S/O Basharat Ahmed R/O village Tander Dachhan involved in case FIR No. 06/2018 u/s 363, 376 RPC of P/S Dachhan and the said case has been challan on 27-09-2018 in the court of law. Accused Ashiq Hussain was detained in District Jail Kishtwar,” police said.

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The attackers also snatched the service rifle of both the cops. Ashiq was accompanied by another person, Basharat Ahmed of Tandar, of Kishtwar.

Police sources said that a massive search operation was launched in the area to nab the attackers. “It seems that they have fled towards the forest area. Search operation has been launched to trace them,” they said.

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