‘Mentally-challenged’ person shot dead near Air Force station in Budgam

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
February 20, 2018 TOP STORIES 141 Views
‘Mentally-challenged’ person shot dead near Air Force station in Budgam

Government forces killed a mentally-challenged person after he allegedly ignored repeated warning when he attempted to enter Air Force station, Srinagar, a police spokesman said on Monday.
Giving details about the incident he said at air force station around midnight one person entered the security zone area.
He crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall, he claimed. Despite repeated warning from the sentry the individual did not stop. The sentry fired some warning shots in air but the individual did not stop. The sentry fired towards him, spokesman said.
He said later on Station authorities informed the Police post Humhama. The Station House Officer (SHO) and Divisional Officer (DO) rushed to the scene of occurrence.
He said spot examination revealed that the individual of about 50-55 years of age who appears to be mentally challenged has died in the incident. The person being identified is not wearing foot wears, is without proper winter clothing and has no identity card.
Pertinently there is no habitation near the place of incident.
Local police has taken body in custody and is in the process of ascertaining the identity of the individual. Help of nearby villages has been sought for identification of the individual.
Case has been registered and investigation started, he said.

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