Policeman killed, 10 CRPF men, Govt employees among 20 injured in road mishaps
Srinagar: A policeman was killed and over twenty persons including ten CRPF troopers, returning from poll duties, were injured in road mishaps, one of them allegedly caused due to stone pelting, in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday evening.
Reports said that a speeding vehicle (TATA 407) turned turtle near Zalangam, resulting in on spot death of a selection grade constable Hilal Ahmad Khan of Tral, Pulwama and injuries to several other persons including CRPF personnel on board.
In another accident at Sagam, allegedly caused after a group of youth pelted stones on a vehicle carrying poll staff and government force personnel, ten CRPF personnel were injured. The injured CRPF men have been admitted in District Hospital Anantnag and SDH Kokernag, officials said.
All the injured were taken to Sub-District hospital Kokernag where from seven critically wounded were referred to district hospital Anantnag, they said.
Medical Superintendent of district hospital Anantnag, Dr Abdul Majeed Mehrib confirmed the death of Hilal Ahmad and said the injured are being treated.
SSP Anantnag, Altaf Khan said that accident took place at Zalngam in which the constable died and several others on board the vehicle were injured. (GNS)