Mistaken as braid chopper, vigilante mob kill 70-year in Anantnag
Srinagar: A 70-year-old man mistaken as braid chopper was killed after he was attacked with a brick late last night in Danter village of Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said.
An official said that Abdul Salam Wani was attacked with a brick when he came out of his house late last night, apparently to answer nature’s call.
He said that Wani was shifted to District Hospital Anantnag where he passed away today morning.
Family members of Wani said that loud screams were heard when a brick was thrown at him.
In many cases, residents have been acting on their own against the braid-choppers, resulting in beating and harassment of innocent people by mobs.