A mentally-challenged man was shot dead on Sunday night when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Budgam district.
The spokesman said the mentally challenged man crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. Even after the repeated warning from the sentry, the man did not stop. The sentry fired some warning shots in the air but the individual did not stop sentry fired towards him.
Later SHO and DO of police post-Humhama rushed to the scene of occurrence.
The spokesman added that spot examination revealed that the man is about 50-55 years of age who appears to be mentally challenged has died in the incident.
The person being identified is not wearing footwear, is without proper winter clothing and has no identity card,” he said, adding that a case has been registered into the incident.