PAMPORE: A security guard was seriously injured on Friday afternoon when two men stabbed him while trying to snatch his rifle in Pampore area of south Kashmir, police said.
Two unidentified persons barged into Jammu & Kashmir Bank branch at Khrew and attacked the bank guard, Mukhtar Ahmad Bajad, with a knife in a bid to snatch his 12-bore rifle, a senior police officer told Kashmir Reader.
The two men also threw chilli powder in his eyes while making the failed attempt to loot the guard’s rifle.
The men fled from the spot after the guard held on to his rifle. The injured guard was taken to Public Health Centre Khrew for treatment, the police officer said.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, the bank guard said that the attackers threw chilli pepper in his eyes and then attacked him with some sharp object.
“Both the persons attacked me with knives and tried to snatch my rifle, but I kept a strong hold on it and did not let them get it,” he said.
Bajad, who belongs to Tahrat area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, said that the assailants fled from the spot after he did not let them snatch his weapon.
About 12 stitches, mostly in the head and left hand, had to be given to cover up the guard’s wounds.
Soon after the incident, senior police officers and other bank security officers reached the spot and began a search to nab the attackers.
Police also released pictures of the two attackers from the CCTV footage in the bank branch.
An FIR, No 57/2018, under Sections 307, 392, 511 RPC has been registered at police station Khrew over this incident and investigation taken up, police said.