Jammu and Kashmir: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith was lynched to death by a violent mob in Srinagar last night after he allegedly opened fire on a crowd who caught him clicking photos near a Jamia mosque.
The incident happened at around 12 am and three people were injured in the firing. Police reinforcements were rushed to the spot to normal the situation in the area.
Mohammed Ayub Pandith was on inspection duty at the Jamia Masjid.
Actually, the Kashmiri protestors clash with security forces in downtown Srinagar on June 16, 2017.
The sources said that a man was seen moving in suspicious conditions by few people near Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta at around 0030 hours.
According to the report, he was clicking pictures of people while they were coming out of the Jamia mosque.
They said that the irate mob tried to catch the man who allegedly fired many shots from his pistol.
The sources said that the angry mob then caught hold Mohammed Ayub Pandith and stripped him naked before pelting stones to him which leads to his death.
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Mohammed Ayub’s body was taken to police control room for further identification and other legal procedures.
They even said that the situation in the old city of Srinagar’s Nowhatta has turned more complicated after the death of police officer Mohammed Ayub Pandith.
The irate mob went berserk targeting empty security strikers erected in the downtown area of Srinagar.
Jammu and Kashmir police in a statement on Twitter said:
Another officer sacrificed his life in line of duty DySP Mohammed Ayub Pandith of Security beaten to death by mob at #Nowhatta last night.
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) June 23, 2017
Muslims all over Kashmir are observing Shab-e-Qadr (the night of power) with night-long prayers and appeals being made inside the shrines and mosques of the valley.
The police authorities have already declared restrictions on the movement of people in 7 police station areas of the city as a preventive measure.