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Govt employee shot dead in Shopian

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Srinagar: A youth, serving in Rural Development Department, was shot and critically injured in Nildoora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district succumbed to the wounds at a hospital here on Monday.

Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon the youth, Sabzar Ahmad Naikoo son of Abdul Rasheed Naikoo in the native Nildora village, leaving him critically injured.

He was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for treatment wherefrom he was shifted to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital for specialized treatment owing to “critical injuries”.

He, however, succumbed to the injuries. Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary confirmed to a local news agency GNS.

Meanwhile, a team of Police reached the spot and has started investigation in this regard, the official sources said.

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