Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president and top activist Hafeezullah Mir was shot by unknown gunmen in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag.
Sources said that Mir was shot at in Achabal area of the district.
Reports said that unidentified gunmen barged inside the residence of Hafiz Ullah Mir at Budhra area of Achabal and fired upon him. Hafiz Ullah and his wife were injured and were taken to district hospital Anantnag.
Medical Superintendent district hospital Anantnag, Dr Abdul Majeed Mehrab while confirming the death said Mir had been hit in chest and abdomen.
Mir was released from jail last month after serving two-year detention.
In a statement released few days ago, TeH had alleged that Mir was receiving life threats over the phone.
“Since last one month some unknown people [were] suspiciously roaming around his house and at times knocking the doors and windows and inquiring about Mir Hafizullah that makes the whole family frightened,” a spokesman of TeH had said in the statement.