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Srinagar, Feb 01: A 25-year old woman was shot dead by suspected militants, who recorded the shooting and put it on social media, Friday, police sources said.

The victim has been identified as Ishrat Muneer, a resident of Dangerpora in Pulwama district, a police spokesman said.

He said the body of the woman was recovered from Dragad area of Shopian district.

"In a gruesome act of terror, militants shot dead a 25-year-old girl from a point blank range. The dead body was retrieved by police from Dragad area of Zainapora in Shopian district," police spokesman said.

"Militants while perpetrating this gruesome act, made a video of the incident and circulated it on social media," the spokesman added.

The woman in the short video clip can be seen pleading for mercy with folded hands but the gunman shot her twice, police said.

Police has registered a case under relevant sections of the law and initiated investigation.

"Pertinently, police investigation is focused on some credible leads and it is expected that soon the culprits shall be brought before the law," the spokesman said.

Some sources said that the slain woman was a close relative of Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Zeeat-ul-Islam who was killed in an encounter with security forces recently.

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