Security guard shoots mentally challenged person to death in Srinagar

Srinagar: A mentally challenged person has been shot dead by a security guard after he allegedly entered Budgam Airfield here in Central Kashmir on Sunday night.

According to a police official, the incident took place on Sunday late night. A  person crossed the security fence and came close to the air force station wall. Despite repeated warnings, the man did not stop following which the sentry fired at him to death on spot.

Police in a statement has said, “At Airforce station Budgam around midnight one yet to be identified individual entered the security zone area. He crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall”.

“Despite repeated warning from the sentry the individual did not stop. The sentry fired some warning shots in the air but the individual did not stop. The sentry fired towards him.”

“Later on Station authorities informed the Police post-Humhama. The Station House Officer rushed to the scene of occurrence” the statement added.
Spot examination has revealed that the person was not wearing shoes or proper winter clothing and had no identity cards.

(IBNS)

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