Suspected militants on Thursday night shot dead a cop and critically injured his wife in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on Thursday.
In a separate incident around the same time a youth was shot at and injured in Kulgam district.
A police official said suspected militants believed to be three in number barged into the house of SPO Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh at Katoo Wubzan village of Dachnipora belt of Bijbehara and fired at him. The wife, sources said, received injuries during a scuffle with militants. She has been identified as Fareeda Begum.
The two were rushed to sub-district hospital Bijbehara where SPO was declared brought dead.
SPO, sources said, was an escort of the SHO police post SangamMeanwhile, suspected person shot at and injured a youth in Chencer village of Kulgam district.
The youth was identified as Sayar Ahmad Wani.
“The militants barged into his house at around 8:12 pm and shot at him,” a police official said.
He said that Wani was rushed to district hospital Kulgam and later referred to Bone and Joint hospital Srinagar.
Wani, locals said, teaches at a local seminary.