Terrorists shot dead a sarpanch (village head) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.
Ajay Pandit, sarpanch of the Larkipora area in Anantnag district and a member of the Congress party, was shot at by militants in his native village at around 6 pm, a police official said.
He said that Mr Pandit was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
A Congress spokesman, while condemning the killing, said Mr Pandit was a dedicated party worker.
No terror outfit has claimed the responsibility for the killing so far.