SRINAGAR — Unidentified gunmen today shot dead a youth in Kachdoora village of Shopian district. Police said that he was killed by militants.

Reports said that gunmen opened fire on a youth namely Tanveer Ahmad Dar (24), son of Mohammad Abdullah, resident of Bemnipora, near Jamia Masjid in Kachdoora, resulting in his instant death.

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Police issued a statement regarding the killing and said that militants shot dead a civilian at Kachdoora area.

Meanwhile, a local news agency CNS reported that suspected militants released a video of the youth after putting him to death for his alleged involvement in anti-militancy operations.

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“The youth who was identified as Tanvir Ahmed Dar of Bemnipora was shot dead in Kachdoora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The video released by suspected militants that is viral on social media shows the victim confessing his role,” the report said.

It further said, “He claims that an Army major promised him Rs 60,000 for providing information about the presence of militants and when he did his job, the Army Major instead of cash supplied him two cigarettes of Charas.”

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