Budgam: SPO’s brother dies; train services suspended in Kashmir

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Less than 12 hours after being fired upon by militants, the 23-year-old youth from Chudbugh area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district lost battle for life at a hospital here, officials said on Sunday.

The youth—Umar Ahmad Dar along with his SPO brother were fired upon by militants on Saturday late evening at their residence.

The SPO, Ishfiq Ahmad Dar (26), posted in Budgam, was declared brought on arrival by the doctors at SKIMS Bemina here. Umar, who is said to be a student, was grievously injured and admitted to the hospital.

He succumbed to the injuries early this morning, Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Shifa Deva said.

A police officer said that a case has been already registered and investigation has been already started into the incident.

Meanwhile, authorities have decided to suspend train service from Banihal to Barmulla and vice versa to prevent any accident near Nadigam.

Official said that the residence of the killed duo falls in close vicinity of the railway track and the decision has been taken keeping in the safety of the people. (GNS)

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