Teenager killed, 6 injured in accident

Ill fated vehicle after accident (left), people protesting over death of teenager. — Excelsior/Gautam
Ill fated vehicle after accident (left), people protesting over death of teenager. — Excelsior/Gautam

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 24: A teenager was killed, while six others received injuries, when the mini-bus they were traveling in met with accident in the jurisdiction of Purmandal police station.
The ill-fated vehicle bearing registration number JK21-2997 was on its way to Jammu from Purmandal, when the driver lost control over the mini-bus and collided with a tree, resulting into on the spot death of a youth and injuries to six others.
After getting information, police team rushed to the spot and shifted the injured persons to hospital, where they were undergoing treatment, when reports last came in.
The body of the deceased identified as Sahil (18), son of Rattan Lal, a resident of Jaswal Mandal was handed over to family members for last rites.
The injured have been identified as Gulshan and Mukesh Kumar, sons of Shakti Ram, Garu Ram, son of Raj Kumar, Suresh Kumar, son of Chandu Ram, Parshotma Devi, wife of Satpal and Sudesh Kumari, wife of Krishan Chand, all residents of Purmandal.
A case in this regard has been registered at Purmandal police station and investigation started.
Meanwhile, the family members and relatives of the deceased held protest at and demanded additional bus services for Purmandal.
The protestors kept the dead body on road and blocked the vehicular movement. The protestors demanded compensation to the family members of the deceased and introduction of more buses for Purmandal as the mini-buses, which ply in their area are always overloaded.
On getting information, SDM Ravinder Sharma along with Tehsildar Bari Brahmana, SDPO Bari Brahmana and SHO Purmandal rushed to the spot and assured the protestors that their demands will be taken up with the concerned quarters for early redressal.
On the assurance, the protestors dispersed and the vehicular movement was restored.