The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed that slain Hurriyat leader was killed by militants.
In a statement issued here a police spokesperson said that militants barged inside the residential house of Hafizullah Mir at Budooda Achabal district Anantnag and fired indiscriminately.
“In this incident Hafizullah sustained critical gun shot wounds and was evacuated to nearby hospital where he succumbed,” he said. Adding his wife also sustained injuries and is undergoing treatment at the nearby hospital.
Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated investigation in the matter