J&K: Senior Police Officer Lynched To Death By A Mob Outside Jamia Masjid In Srinagar

The Logical Indian Crew

June 23rd, 2017

Courtesy: The Hindu,The Times of India | Image Credit: India, Financial Express

As reported by The Hindu, a mob near the historic Jamia Masjid of Nowhatta area in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir lynched a police officer to death. The incident took place on Thursday, 22 June.

The person was later identified as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

The incident took place during the Shab-e-Qadr when night-long prayers are held. Police officer Mohammed Pandith was on duty. The incident took place late Thursday night; however, the exact time of the incident is still unclear. When devotees began emerging out of Jamia Masjid, Pandith clicked pictures of them proceeding from the mosque.

A group of youngsters spotted the police officer clicking photographs and carrying a pistol and tried to catch him. Reportedly, Pandith fired several shots at them, injuring three people.

The group caught up with Pandith and began beating him up. Soon, the group swelled to become a crowd. The mob stripped the officer before killing him by hitting him with stones.

The deceased officer’s body was recovered on Friday morning outside the Jamia Masjid. A wreath-laying ceremony was held for the slain officer at 11 AM the next day. The authorities have imposed Section 144 in seven police station jurisdictions following the incident.

Director general of police SP Vaid said the killing was sad and unfortunate. “The official was killed by the mob while he was performing his duties. It’s a very sad and unfortunate incident,” Vaid was quoted by The Times of India as saying.

No Friday prayers will be allowed at the mosque in the wake of the restrictions. It later came to light that Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was in the mosque and was planning to address a major congregation at the mosque on Friday, 23 June.

The Logical Indian take

The Logical Indian community condemns the violent and unfortunate incident. The mob that attacked DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandith and beat him to death near Jamia Masjid should be brought to justice. Such acts will only hijack the mission to bring back peace in Kashmir.

Share your thoughts..

Propelled by


This Women’s Day Spread The Message Of Equality

Related Stories

Arunachal Pradesh: Two Rape Accused Dragged From Police Station By Mob & Beaten To Death

India Doesn’t Have A Law Against Lynching And We Need It Immediately


[Watch/Read] All You Need To Know About First Information Report (FIR) & Its Importance

15-Year-Old Dies After Being Hit By Javelin

15-Year-Old Dies After Being Hit By A Javelin

Rats Eat Out Newborn In Jammu Government Hospital

Rats Eat Out Newborn Baby In Maternity Ward Of A Government Hospital In Jammu

Video: A Police Officer From UP Suspended For Taking A Foot Massage From A Complainant

Latest on The Logical Indian


Confusion Looms 65-Yr-Old’s Beheading In Bihar; Contradiction Between BJP’s Claims & Police Report


Brazilians Mourn The Assassination Of Rights Activist & State Critic


Govt To Form Regulatory Body To Monitor News On Social Media, Online Content: Smriti Irani


UP: 500 Quintals of Mango Wood Being Burnt In Mahayagna To “Purify Air”


West Bengal: 16-Yr-Old Dies In Ambulance Where Mechanic Was Stationed As Doctor


In A First, Kerala Govt Gears Up To Make Tribals Instructors Of Literacy Mission