In the latest update of the Nowhatta cop lynching, the DGP of Jammu and Kashmir police said “Two people have been arrested, third person identified. They will have to face the law,”
Deputy Superindentent Mohammed Ayub Pandith was killed by a mob in the early hours of Friday. He was accused by the locals of clicking pictures and making videos of stone pelters.
It is alleged that he had open fired at the mob that brutally attacked him. He was overpowered and lynched to death by the mob. The body of police officer was taken to the police control room for identification and other legal procedures.
After the incident the situation in old city has turned tense.
This incident has again heightened the tensions between the government establishment and the people of the valley. Vaid also said “Logon ko samajhna chahiye achha kya hai bura kya hai, jo unki hifazat ke liye wahan duty kar raha tha use hi lynch kr diya.” (People should understand what is right and what is not. The lynched officer was deployed for their safety and they killed him.)
“The official was killed by the mob while he was performing his duties. It’s a very sad and unfortunate incident,” he added.
Earlier in the day CM Mehbooba Mufti also made a statement condemning the incident as shameful. She said “Isse bada sharmnaak vakya koi ho nahin sakta.” (There is nothing more shameful than this).
With PTI Inputs