RAJOURI, Feb 4: Six pilgrims visiting Shahdara Shrief Shrine were injured when a mini-bus over turned on the road, about 2 kms ahead of Thannamandi town today.
A police spokesman said that mishap took place at around 11.40 am when two mini-buses and a Canter vehicle were in race and moving towards Shahdara Shrief. Each vehicle was trying to reach first at Shahdara Sharief.
The Mini-bus No. JK-11/ 1397 went out of control at a curve and over turned on the road. Six pilgrims, mostly women were injured in the mishap. The driver, Mohd Jahangir despite injuries escaped from the spot sensing thrashing by the passengers as he was driving negligently and passengers had already objected when he was racing.
All the injured passengers were removed to Thannamandi hospital by police party which rushed to the spot after mishap. The injured were identified as Rubina Rashid (22), daughter of Mohd Fazal, resident of Saranu; Abida Kouser (30) and his 7 year-old son, Abdul Jawar; both wife and son of one Abdul Karim, residents of Sankari village in Palma area; Salma Kouser (18), daughter of Mohd Qayoom, resident of Rajouri; Abdul Rafiq, son of Nohd Alam (bus conductor), hailing from Badakanna and Mohd Jahagir.
The police registered a case and started manhunt for the absconding mini-bus bus driver.