Civilian Killed In Firing In IIOJK, Cop Arrested

A civilian was killed on Wednesday in Pulwama district of IIOJK in firing by a policeman who has been arrested, officials said.

Political parties, including the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party, condemned the incident and demanded a “credible probe”.

Asif Ahmad Padroo (25), was hit by a bullet fired accidentally from the service rifle of a policeman at Haal in Pulwama around 10 am. He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries, they said.

According to officials, the “erring” policeman has been arrested and a case under relevant sections of the law registered.

The investigation into the circumstances leading to Padroo’s death has started, they said.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the death of Padroo.