A youth was killed in a bike accident on Jammu- Rajouri highway near Sunderbani while at least eight persons were injured as a mini-bus met with an accident in Budhal area of district Rajouri .
A police spokesman said that 20-year-old bike-rider Pawan Kumar, son of Kamal Kumar, resident of Chakli village in Chingus area of Rajouri, was hit by an unknown vehicle near Balshama Nursery in Sunderbani area at around 5 pm on Sunday. The boy was rushed to Sunderbani hospital with severe head injuries by police and locals of the area. He succumbed to injuries while being referred to GMC Hospital, Jammu. The police has registered a case in this connection and started investigation.
Meanwhile, eight persons were injured when a Matador/Minibus bearing Registration No JK11- 6555 on way from Budhal towards Koteranka, hit a parked water tanker at Samote village this evening. The driver escaped from the spot after accident.
The injured were shifted to CHC Kandi by the locals and police. They were identified as Shazia Jabeen (28), wife of Mohd Mushtaq; 5 months baby -Manwar Zaman, son of Mohd Mushtaq; Tasleem Akhter (18), daughter of Mohd Rafiq; Parvaiz Akhter (20), wife of Rafaqat Hussain; Anwar Jan (50), wife of Nazam Ali- all residents of Draj; Manwar Begum (24), wife of Amir Iqbal; Nazira Begum (46), wife of Kalam Din and Tamina Hayat (8), daughter of Kalam Din, residents of Samote.
The police has registered a case FIR No. 94/2021 u/s 279/337IPC at Police Station Budhal in this connection. The cops were searching fleeing driver.