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

Srinagar: A “mentally-challenged” man was shot dead when he entered the “security area” of an Air Force station in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir around midnight, police said today.

“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 air but the individual did not stop. The sentry fired towards him,” said a police spokesman.

“Later on Station authorities informed the Police post Humhama. The SHO and DO rushed to the scene of occurrence.” Spot examination, according to the spokesman, 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,” he said, adding that a case has been registered into the incident.

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