Suspected terrorists fired at a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader and killed his personal security officer at a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar, the police said.
The local RSS leader, identified as Chandrakanta, was injured in the attack that targeted him, officials said.
Mr Chandrakanta had gone to a local hospital for a check-up, they added.
Officials said the suspected terrorists barged into the hospital and snatched the personal security officer's weapon. They attempted to fire at the RSS leader.
However, in a scuffle, the security official was shot dead while the RSS leader was injured.
Senior police officials are at the scene of crime, they said.