A cable operator was shot at and killed by unidentified militants inside his house in north Kashmir's apple-rich Sopore town on Friday night.
Police said militants forced their entry into a house in the Khawaja Gilgit locality of the Sopore town, and fired indiscriminately, critically injuring Ashiq Hussain Khan.
Khan was immediately taken to Sopore district hospital where attending doctors referred him to Srinagar for specialised treatment.
However, he succumbed to critical injuries in a hospital in Srinagar.
Security forces rushed to the spot immediately to conduct searches, police said.
No group has yet owned responsibility for the killing.