Mentally unsound man attacks elderly ‘muezzin’ with axe at Bandipora mosque

Injured 'muezzin' (who calls Muslims to prayer) rushed to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment
Mentally unsound man attacks elderly ‘muezzin’ with axe at Bandipora mosque
Crime scene (Representational Image/Flickr/ www.JobsForFelonsHub.com)

Srinagar, Oct 14: A 75-year old man was injured after he was attacked by a mentally unsound person with an axe in Bagh locality of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday evening.

Quoting official sources, news agency KNO reported that a man identified as Ali Mohammad Malik (75), a resident of Bagh, was calling for Magrib prayers at Masjid-Umer at Bagh Bandipora when he was attacked by a mentally unsound person.

The mentally unsound person attacked him with an axe from the back, leaving him in a pool of blood, they said, adding that the injured was rushed to the district hospital Bandipora where from he was shifted to a Srinagar hospital for treatment.

When contacted, a police official said that they are verifying the incident.

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