Srinagar, June 03: A detainee who had snatched a cop’s rifle during questioning and later locked himself up in a room inside an SOG camp in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district has been killed in a gunfight, officials said on Thursday.
They said that the man’s family including his mother were brought to the spot to persuade him to surrender.
Instead, they said, he continued to fire from inside the room. "This morning the fire was retaliated, leading to his death," Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told news agency GNS.
The top police officer said that ample opportunities were given to him to surrender but he refused.
The slain has been identified as Mohammad Amin, who was a former militant.