Pulwama Attack: Injured RPF officer succumbs to injuries, toll two

The RPF officer identified as Sub Inspector Dev Raj was admitted at SMHS hospital in Srinagar after being attacked near a Dhaba in the Kakapora area of Pulwama along with his colleague Surinder Singh who had died on spot.

Srinagar: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer, who was injured in a militant attack in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, succumbed to his injuries in Srinagar hospital during pre-dawn hours.

The RPF officer identified as Sub Inspector Dev Raj was admitted at SMHS hospital in Srinagar after being attacked near a Dhaba in the Kakapora area of Pulwama along with his colleague Surinder Singh who had died on spot.

A senior doctor at SMHS hospital confirmed that the Sub Inspector succumbed to the wounds.

On April 18, a pistol-borne militant had come and fired at the duo from behind, leaving one of them dead and the SI critically injured before fleeing from the spot.

Police has already registered a case and its investigations are underway, a senior police officer said.

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