BJP youth leader killed by militants in J-K’s Shopian

A youth leader of the BJP was today killed by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

A police official said the body of Gowhar Hussain Bhat (30) was recovered from an orchard in Kiloora and he was killed by militants.

Bhat’s throat was found slit. He was a resident of Bongam area in Shopian.

The police have registered a case and investigations are on, the official said.

Meanwhile, a BJP functionary said the deceased was associated with the party.

“Bhat was the district president of the BJP’s youth wing,” party’s media in-charge for Kashmir, Altaf Thakur, said here.

He said Bhat had been associated with the party for over two years.