On Sunday, April 3 It was about 7 o’clock in the evening. Gopal Gaur and Anil Kumar Paswan, personnel of the PAC battalion, engaged in the security of the famous Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, were on duty at the southern gate of the temple. At this time such an incident happened, which he could not even have imagined.
Crossing the north and east gates of the temple, a young man came fast and came close to Gopal, the constable posted at the main gate. He started snatching his weapon from the soldier.
As long as the security personnel could manage, the attacker started attacking him with a sharp weapon. Hearing the noise, Sunil, another constable standing there, reached there running away, when the attacker also bled him.
In no time the other security personnel posted there realized that the temple had been attacked. They quickly ran to the crime scene. Seeing them coming, the attacker started shouting slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar loudly.
After much effort, the security personnel overpowered the attacker and nabbed him near the cycle stand of the temple. When the matter came to light, the top police officers also reached the spot.
This attack on the famous Gorakshanath temple of Gorakhpur has created a stir in the administrative staff. However, it has not been confirmed that the attacker is affiliated to any terrorist organization. According to the information, the name of the accused is Ahmed Murtaza and he is a resident of Gorakhpur.
Murtaza Ahmed Abbasi attacked PAC Jawans at Gorakhnath Temple.
He did Chemical Engineering from IIT Mumbai.
After getting caught.. He said he wanted to be shot dead. To save him, he will be called mentally ill. Same script everytime. pic.twitter.com/DHjNJPy7Fv
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) April 4, 2022
Murtaza has done engineering from IIT Mumbai. When Murtaza was caught by the security forces, he was repeating the same thing over and over again that he wanted someone to shoot him. He has also been injured in this encounter, after which he has been admitted to the district hospital.
Before being admitted to the hospital, Murtaza told that his wife had left him. He has lost his job. Due to this he is in depression and has not been able to sleep for many nights. Murtaza also told that he wants someone to shoot him. This was the reason why he attacked the security personnel of Gorakhnath temple.
Well, what is the reality of the case, the police is finding out. Sharp weapons, pen drive, laptop and plane ticket have been recovered from the assailant. The police suspect that one of his associates along with Murtaza was also instrumental in carrying out this incident.
Therefore, the police is conducting a search operation in the area. The father of the accused youth is also being questioned. In the midst of all this, the security arrangements of Gorakhnath temple have also been tightened as a precautionary measure.