Srinagar: Militants shot dead a BJP sarpanch and his wife in south Kashmir district of Anantnag Monday afternoon.
Official sources said, militants entered the house of BJP sarpanch Ghulam Rasool at Lal Chowk in the main town Anantnag and fired upon inmates. Ghulam Rasool and his wife were injured critically in the attack. Both were rushed to the hospital where they were declared brought dead.
The entire area has been cordoned off and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the militants.
The BJP had held a rally and hoisted national flag in Anantnag on the second anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A on August 5.