Mentally challenged man shot dead by army in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Mentally challenged man shot dead by army in south Kashmir’s Shopian
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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.


One Response to "Mentally challenged man shot dead by army in south Kashmir’s Shopian"

  1. Javed Ahmad Tak   November 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Disability sector of Jammu and kashmir is highly worried about the deaths of persons with mental disabilities. It is not the first time that some with mental disability has been killed by armed forces at night time. So many persons facing mental disabilities roaming during night time became victims of bullets in kashmir. Disability sector condems the killing and requests the Honourable Governor of J&K to intervene in the matter and punish the culprits who voilated the J&K persons woth Disabilities Act 1998 and State welfare Act for Autism affected cerebral palsic, multiple disable and mental disabilities ordinance pased by governor administration. The Human Rights agencies should take full cognisance of the matter.