New Delhi, Aug 5: His hunger is what led to his arrest. Usman Khan, the terrorist who was caught alive by the security forces was fooled by the hostages that he had taken earlier during the day.
Usman Khan who was part of the team which attacked the BSF convoy had taken three villagers hostage. He told his hostages that he was hungry and wanted to be taken to a place where none could see him. When he sat on the ground to have his food, the hostages overpowered him, an account by one of the villagers, Rakesh Kumar suggests.
The three hostages were held at gun point for quite some time after Usman had taken them along with him. He told us he did not know the place and wanted to be taken to a safe place where he could not be spotted.
As all of them walked, he told the hostages that he wanted to stop as he was feeling hungry. He sat on the ground to have his food when the hostages overpowered him.
By this time the security forces had begun to close in. He threatened the hostages once again. However the gun which was with Usman was pulled away by one of the hostages. He then told the hostages that he would not harm them and asked for a way to escape.
However the security forces then closed in and took Usman into custody. Khan a resident of Faisalbad in Pakistan is being questioned by the security forces and it is learnt that he was part of the same module which carried out the Gurdaspur attack.