‘Speeding’ sumo kills woman
Nagam (Budgam): A woman was killed when a ‘speeding’ Sumo hit her on Srinagar-Nagam road at Chadoora Tehsil on Saturday.
Scores of people staged a demonstration after the incident demanding stringent action against the erring driver.
Shafiqa Bano wife of Muhammad Aslam Khan of Nagam Chadoora was hit by the ‘speeding’ Sumo bearing registration number (JK04 B -7887) when she was on way to paddy fields, witnesses said adding the woman died on the spot.
“Shafiqa Bano was brought dead to the hospital as she had suffered several injuries,” Dr Gowhar Ahmad in Sub-District Hospital Chadoora told Greater Kashmir.
According to the locals, the deceased has two children.
Soon after the accident, the people of the area held a massive demonstration against Shafiqa’s death and blocked the Srinagar-Charar-e-Sharief road for several hours. They were demanding action against the sumo driver involved in the accident. The protestors were also seeking stringent action against the Sumo drivers, driving at high speed on Srinagar Charar-e-Sharief road.
Meanwhile, the Chadoora Police have registered a case in this regard under sections 279,337,304 of RPC and have arrested the driver.
Pertinent to mention that few months back, three persons died in a bus accident in Chadoora area.
According to the residents, the stretch near Hardpora is turning into death trap as more than dozens have been killed by Sumo drivers.
Meanwhile, senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and former Chairman of Legislative Council, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjoora has expressed sympathies with the family of the deceased and appealed to the Government to take action against the erring drivers.
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