Wasn’t An Informer, Why Was He Killed, Ask J&K Cop Pandith’s Kin
Family members and relatives mourn the death of Mohammed Ayub Pandith at his residence in Srinagar on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
Family members and relatives mourn the death of Mohammed Ayub Pandith at his residence in Srinagar on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

Wasn’t An Informer, Why Was He Killed, Ask J&K Cop Pandith’s Kin

Deputy superintendent of police Mohammed Ayub Pandith’s funeral on Friday was attended by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, police officers, locals and relatives. Pandith was lynched by a mob near Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar during the wee hours of Friday.

I brought him up like a son; do people go to a mosque to kill people like this? He was not an informer, then why was he killed?
Muhammad Ayub’s sister told NDTV
Mohd Ayud Pantih’s relatives cry near his coffin at his residence in Srinagar on Friday. 
Mohd Ayud Pantih’s relatives cry near his coffin at his residence in Srinagar on Friday. 
(Photo: PTI)

Ayub Pandith died after he after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people, who caught him clicking pictures near the mosque.

Pandith is survived by his wife, a 28-year-old son, and a 22-year-old daughter.
Pandith is survived by his wife, a 28-year-old son, and a 22-year-old daughter.
(Photo: PTI)

SP Vaid, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, and other senior police officers carried Ayub’s coffin during the wreath-laying ceremony at District Police Lines in Srinagar on Friday.

An officer being lynched by the very people he had gone to protect proves we have reached a stage where very little difference is left between humanity and barbarism.
SP Vaid told NDTV

‘Perpetrators Are Not Humans’

Twitter users condemned the “heinous” attack.

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