Jammu and Kashmir Police constable was shot dead by suspected militants in the Batamaloo area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Sunday evening.
A police official said that unidentified militants fired upon policeman identified as Tauseef Ahmad near S D Colony, Batamaloo.
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He was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.
Reports said soon after the attack the area was cordoned off to nab the attackers.
There has been a spurt in attacks by militants against police in the last few months.