Srinagar: Condemning the killing of mentally unsound youth by security forces in Shopian early this morning, the Communist Party of India (M) senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami demanded a probe.
In a statement here this afternoon Mr Targami termed the killing of a “mentally unsound” man by the army in Shopian district near the fence of an army camp as an unfortunate and condemnable incident.
As per reports the “mentally unsound” man tried to walk into the army camp of 34 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) stationed at Pahnoo village of the district around 0300 hrs and the sentry manning a bunker shot him dead. Such incidents are most unfortunate
In the past also such incidents have happened and circumstances of most of these deaths were similar. Draconian laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) allow security forces to shoot at anybody merely on the basis of a suspicion.
While expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, he demanded an immediate end to the civilian killings in the Valley and demanded probe into this unfortunate incident.