JAMMU, June 22: A 2-year-old child died today in a road mishap in Kanachak area of city outskirts.
According to a police official, the child identified as Pankaj son of Kailash, resident of Chattisgarh (at present Deharan) was going to a private clinic with his parents on a bike when all of a sudden the child got slipped from the lap of the mother and fell on the road.
He said before the rider stopped the bike and lifted the child from the road, a speeding tractor hit the child and left him seriously injured. “With serious injuries the child was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, where he was declared as brought dead by the doctors”, he said, adding after completing all medico-legal formalities, the body was handed over to its legal heirs for last rites.
Meanwhile, Kanachak police had registered a case in this connection and started investigations.