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

Despite repeated warning from sentry the individual did not stop


Srinagar, Feb 19 (KNS): Police on Monday said that at airforce station Budgam around midnight one yet to be identified individual entered the security zone area. 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.
Later on Station authorities informed the Police post Humhama. The SHO and DO rushed to the scene of occurrence.
Spot examination 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.
Pertinently there is no habitation near the place of incident.
Local police has taken body in custody and is in the process of ascertaining the identity of the individual. Help of nearby villages has been sought for identification of the individual.
Case has been registered and investigation started. (KNS)