Two suspected militants on Tuesday killed the personal security officer of an RSS leader by snatching his weapon in a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town, police said. The local RSS leader, identified as Chandrakant Sharma, was injured in the attack that targeted him, officials said.
But during the treatment, Chandrakant died. Narrating the sequence of events, officials said the suspected militants barged into the hospital and snatched Sharma’s PSO Rajinder Kumar’s weapon. They attempted to fire at the RSS leader. In the ensuing scuffle, the policeman was shot dead while the leader received minor injuries.
As per reports, Sharma was close to BJP state secretary Anil Parihar who was gunned down by militants last November in a similar fashion in Kishtwar. Anil, 52, and elder brother Ajit Parihar, 55, was shot dead by two pistol-wielding men while returning to their home.