Couple among 3 killed in road accidents

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, Jan 21: A married couple was among three people who were killed in two separate road accidents in Samba and Kathua districts on Saturday, police said.
They said a motorcycle was hit by an unknown truck at Sarore Adda, Bari Brahamana, resulting in serious injuries to two people, identified as Surender Kumar son of Ram Chand of Jakhbad, Kathua, currently putting up in Nehru Market, Jammu, and his wife Neema Devi.
“The injured were taken to Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu where doctors declared them as dead on arrival,” said police.
Meanwhile, an army soldier died and four others were injured when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck at Chappar Morh area of Hiranagar Tehsil of Kathua District on Saturday.
Police identified the deceased jawan as Sunil Singh, 37, son of Tirath Singh and injured as Manpreet Kour, 30 (wife of Sunil Singh), Ashmeet Singh, 8 (son), one-month-old Gurjit Kaur (daughter) and Harvinder Kaur, wife of Mohinder, all residents of Kangwala, Samba.
Police have registered cases under relevant sections of the law at concerned police stations and taken up further investigations.