Srinagar: A sub-inspector who was shot from point-blank range by a militant in Srinagar on Sunday afternoon succumbed to bullet wounds later in the day.
Arshid Ahmad, a sub-inspector on probation, was shot around 1.35 pm in the Khanyar area of downtown Srinagar. He was rushed to SKIMS in Soura, where he was operated on to remove three bullets. Doctors, however, couldn’t save him.
The incident, which was captured on a CCTV camera, went viral on social media. The militant can be seen firing at the policeman at least twice from behind.
Watch the video which went viral on Twitter:
j&k sub inspector police officer Arshid shot dead by militants in Srinagar… #Srinagar #rip_Arshad @kanak_news pic.twitter.com/u1ZI2tbgpp
— kalingashree panda?? (@kalingashree) September 12, 2021
Jammu & Kashmir Police launched a search operation to nab the attacker.
“Sorry to hear about the death in the line of duty of Sub Inspector Arshid Mir of @JmuKmrPolice in a dastardly attack in the heart of Srinagar city. A young life with so much promise, another grieving family. May Allah grant Arshid place in Jannat,” former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.