After the gruesome killing of DySP Mohammed Ayub Pandith outside the Jamia Masjid in Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar’s Nowhatta, it has been revealed that Pandith was betrayed by his own; the people he had known for so many years. It may be recalled that Pandith was killed last night outside the mosque, allegedly by a mob of more than 200 people. It has been revealed that Pandith was posted outside the mosque on security duty, and yet he was killed by the very people he was trying to protect. Sources said that the area was quite well known to Pandith and he had complete trust in the people living in that area. He had even asked his security officers to go home for Shab-e-Qadr (the night of power).
However, his own people betrayed him and killed him mercilessly. Nonetheless, Pandith died a heroic death as he showed his courage till the last moments of his life. When the mob attacked him, he could have easily killed several people with his service revolver, but he chose to shoot only at the legs of a few people to warn them. This shows that he was unafraid till the last moments of his life. Pandith’s gruesome killing shows the degenerated mindset of radicals in the Kashmir valley.