Intruder in Farooq Abdullah’s house shot dead; his father questions, “why was he killed not arrested?”

After a man was gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir for forcefully entering former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s house, his father has come out in his defence on the matter.

Police informed that the intruder has been identified as Murtaz, whose father runs a gun factory at Ban-Talab in Jammu. His father came before media and asked why his son was not arrested instead of being killed. He informed that his son had left for the gym today, after which the news of his death reached him.

He questioned the role of security guards and raised many questions on their actions. “He was with me last night. He goes to gym daily and left for that today. I want to know why he was killed. Where were the security guards when he breached the gate? Why didn’t they arrest him?” He said while speaking to ANI.

The incident took place at Bhatindi this morning when the man, hailing from Mendhar in Poonch district, drove at a high speed and banged his car against the main gate, they said. He later got down from the vehicle and started ransacking the house before being shot dead, they said.

The incident is being seen as a major breach in the security of Abdullah, a Z-plus category protectee. The intruder, after ramming the car against the main gate, stopped at the garden and entered the house ransacking everything that came his way, police said. He was shot dead near the stairs that led to the bedrooms of the house, they added.

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