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Woman, CRPF official killed after coming under snow

Woman, CRPF official killed after coming under snow
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Kupwara/Srinagar: A woman and a CRPF officer were killed after they came under snow, officials said.

A massive block of snow fell from a roof and buried a 70-year-old woman just outside her residence in Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.

Reports said that the woman, Rahmi Begam wife of Abdul Subhan Malik of Shah Mohalla Trehgam, had just ventured outside her house as a chunk of snow accumulated on their roof fell, burying her.  She was dead before the family could evacuate her, they said.

A senior officer said that the was buried under the snow slide from the rooftop of her home. However, the officer said that a police party has been deputed to the area to carry out further investigations in this regard.

Meanwhile, a CRPF Sub Inspector died on duty after a shed collapsed at former National Conference legislator’s house in Hazratbal area of Srinagar.

Official sources said that the CRPF Sub-Inspector H C Murmu of 115 battalion was grievously injured after the shed outside the residence of the former MLA Hazratbal Syed Mohmmad Akhoon caved in due to heavy snowfall. He was removed to nearby SDH Hazratbal wherefrom he was referred to SKIMS Soura. However, he was declared brought dead on arrival at the tertiary care hospital, they said.  

The paramilitary sub-inspector was on guard duty when the incident took place. (with inputs from GNS)



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