Bandipora, Paramilitary CRPF men Thursday beat a mentally retarded youth to pulp here in Bandipora after forcing him to wear an army jacket, said locals.CRPF men beat a mentally retarded youth Muhammad Sayeed Wani son of Abdul Gani Wani of Dachigam after forcing him to wear an army jacket at Aloosa Chowk, an eyewitness told Rising Kashmir.
“The retarded youth was playing with pebbles on the roadside. I saw a CRPF vehicle approaching him. They started beating him on the spot and dragged him toward their vehicle,” said Maqsood Ahmad (name changed). “Another trooper inside the vehicle threw the jacket out which they (troopers) were forcing him to wear.”
Ahmad said the youth started screaming though troopers succeed in forcing him to wear the jacket,” Ahmad said.
On noticing this, people gathered near the spot and CRPF troopers fled the place leaving the retarded person on road along with the army jacket,
They were CRPF troopers. We are sure they were preparing a fake killing in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Zahoor Ahmad. “We were seeing the incident from a distance but when trooper were forcing him to wear the jacket we felt suspicious and started approaching the spot.”
Locals said troopers would have killed him however people in the nearby agricultural fields saved him by coming to his rescue.“If we had not been there in the fields, the Indian troopers would have taken the victim with them and God knows what they would have done to him,” said a resident Ghulam Hassan. “The government should make troopers accountable for every action.”