Srinagar: Police issued the following statement about the Sopore incident which took place Friday morning.
“Sopore police got information that a mob had got hold of an alleged braid chopper in fruit mandi area. Immediately a police party rushed to spot and found that a mob was beating one person ruthlessly. The miscreants had also burnt some grass and were trying to set the person ablaze. Some miscreants were trying to run a tractor over him.
The person was rescued and identified as Wasim Ahmad Tantray reportedly mentally challenged son of Gh Nabi resident of Shakwara at present Puth Khah Nowpora Sopor. The said person was immediately rushed to SDH Sopore. Condition of injured is stated to be critical and has been referred to Srinagar.
Police has registered an FIR and the culprits involved have been identified.”