3 days after SOS tweet, J&K advocate shot dead by suspected militants in Srinagar
New Delhi : Advocate Babar Qadri has been found dead at his residence in Srinagar, three days after he had posted an SOS tweet.
Unidentified gunmen fired upon Qadri at his Hawal residence around 6.25 pm from close range before fleeing the spot, a police official said.
He was rushed to the nearby hospital where he was declared 'dead on arrival' by the doctors. Qadri, who was in his early 40s, appeared frequently as a panelist on TV debates.
PDP chief and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah condemned the attack. “The sense of tragedy is all the more because he warned of the threat. Sadly his warning was his last tweet,” Abdullah said.
In his last tweet on September 21, Qadri had urged the police to file an FIR against one Shah Nazir who had accused him of working for agencies and warned him to be “cautious” in TV debates.
"I urge the state Police administration to register FIR against this Shah Nazir who has spread wrong campaign that I work for agencies. This untrue statement can lead to threat to my life," Qadri had written in his last tweet.