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BDC chairman Khag, Budgam shot dead by unknown gunmen

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Budgam: Suspected militants shot dead an independent Sarpanch and Block Development Council (BDC) Chairman (BDC)at Khag area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said Wednesday.

They said that gunmen fired at the head of Bhupinder Singh, an independent Sarpanch for Khag area of Budgam just outside his residence. “He was taken to hospital where he was declared as brought dead,” an official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). Police teams have rushed to the spot.

Further details awaited. Meanwhile, BJP JK spokesman Altaf Thakur said slain wasn’t affiliated with the BJP but his killing is highly condemnable. —(KNO)

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