Unknown gunmen shot dead a Block Development Council (BDC) member in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Wednesday.
Bhupinder Singh, who was a BDC member of Khag block in Budgam district, was shot at his ancestral village Dalwash at around 07:45 pm , a police official said.
Singh died on the spot after bullets pierced through his body, the official said.
The BDC member had protection of two PSOs. However, Singh had dropped his PSOs at Khag police station and proceeded towards his house at Aloochi Bagh in Srinagar.
Block Medical Officer Khag, Dr. Idrees Ahmad said that his body was taken to a hospital in Beerwah for post mortem.
Soon after the incident, Police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area.
Condemning the attack, BJP spokesman Kashmir, Altaf Thakur said that Singh was not affiliated with the party.
Singh's killing is the second such incident in Budgam in the last two months.
On Aug 9, suspected militants shot at and injured a BJP leader Abdul Hamid Najar, a resident of Mohiendpora area of Budgam. A day later, he succumbed to injuries at a hospital here. Najar, who was BJP’s OBC district president Budgam, the authorities had allotted him a secured accommodation.
On August 06, a BJP Sarpanch Sajad Ahmad Khanday was killed when he was fired upon by unknown gunmen in Vesoo area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.
These attacks have intensified fear among the mainstream political workers in Kashmir.
On August 04, another BJP panch, Arif Ahmad, was shot at in Kulgam district.
On Jul 15, A BJP worker Mehraj-ud-din Malla was allegedly abducted by unknown men near his residence at Marazigund village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Malla, who is the vice president of Municipal Committee Watergam, later returned home safe.
On Jul 08, BJP leader Wasim Bari, his father and brother, also BJP functionaries, were killed by unidentified gunmen in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
On Jun 08, a Congress Surpanch was killed by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.