In a shocking development, the state secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jammu and Kashmir, Anil Parihar, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday. Reports said Parihar’s brother Ajeet Kumar Parihar was also killed in the attack in Kishtwar. It was not confirmed whether terrorists carried out the killings.
Police are at the spot of the incident and investigations are underway. As per reports, the attack took place outside Parihars’ residence.
Ajeet Parihar was a SFC employee and he was returning home with Anil after closing their stationary shop.
Anil Parihar had contested the 2008 Assembly Elections on the ticket of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party from Kishtwar constituency.
This is a developing story, more details awaited.