Srinagar: Army on Saturday shot dead a mentally-challenged man when he allegedly tried to cross the fence of their camp in a village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Around 3:00 am today, the soldiers observed the movement of a suspicious person near their camp at Puhnoo village of the district, a police spokesman said today. The soldiers, the spokesperson said challenged the alleged intruder who crossed the fence and came closer to the wall of the camp.
“The sentry fired warning shots in a bid to stop the unknown man. However, he continued moving further. Later, sentry opened fire upon him,” he added.
The slain man has been identified as Rayees Ahmad, son of Abdul Hameed Wani of Begam Kulgam. He is said to be mentally challenged.
Meanwhile, the body of the man has been kept at the police station Shopian for legal formalities.
The family of the slain man were at the police station when this report was filed.