Jammu & Kashmir

Hours after hitting civilian bus in Ganderbal, army vehicle kills man in Srinagar

Srinagar: A protest demonstration was witnessed in Badami Bagh area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Wednesday after a civilian riding on a two-wheeler was crushed to death by a speeding army vehicle.

Eyewitnesses said that a man riding on a two-wheeler (scooty) bearing registration number JKO1AD-0992 was hit by an army vehicle near Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar, resulting in on spot death of the person and injuries to his pillion rider.

Meanwhile, scores of the locals have blocked the road protesting against the army and are demanding justice to the victims.

Official sources said that police have rushed on the spot and are trying to pacify the angry protestors seeking immediate action against the army driver.

The injured man has been identified as Abdul Hameed Mir, son of Maqsood Ahmad, a resident of Zewan Srinagar and has been shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment.

Hours before this incident, the protest was also held in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after a passenger bus was hit by an army vehicle at Hariganiwan, resulting in injuries to a civilian.

The injured person has been identified as Muhammad Maqbool Khan, son of Muhammad Khan of Hariganiwan Kangan, who sustained injuries after the bus bearing registration number JK16-5587, he was travelling in was hit by an army vehicle.

Soon after the incident, the injured passenger was shifted to Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Kangan wherefrom he was referred to SKIMS Soura for further treatment.


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