'Mentally challenged' man kills three persons, injures six others in Anantnag

First he attacked his family members in which his parents were injured
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Srinagar, Dec 23: Three persons were killed and several others injured after being attacked by an allegedly mentally challenged person in Aishmuqam area of Anantnag district on Friday.

Quoting Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Pahalgam, news agency KNO reported that a mentally challenged person went on a rampage today morning in Ashmuqam area, leaving three persons, including his mother, dead and several others injured.

The attacker, identified as Javed Hassan Rather, assaulted several persons including his parents in Aishmuqam area today morning.

He said that six more persons were injured during the incident.

He attacked his family members first in which his parents were injured and later came out and attacked several people outside. 

The deceased have been identified as Ghulam Nabi Khadim, his mother Hafiza Bagum and Mohammad Ameen Shah—all residents of Ashmuqam.

Moreover, the injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

SDM further that the accused has been taken into the custody. 

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