Elderly mistaken for braid chopper killed in J&K
Srinagar Oct 6 (IANS) A 70-year-old man was killed by a vigilante mob on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir s Anantnag district after he was mistaken for a braid chopper police said.
Police said when Abdul Salam Wani of Danter village in Anantnag district had come out of his house in the early hours of Friday to answer the call of nature the mob mistook him for a braid chopper and hit him with a brick.
"He died instantly " a police officer said.
Vigilante mobs have been keeping surveillance against braid choppers in different places of Kashmir Valley.
So far the mobs have only beaten up innocent people after alleging they were braid choppers.
On Thursday police registered an FIR against one such mob that was harassing non-local labourers in Pattan area of Baramulla district.