Truck crushes father-son to death

Bandipora, Dec 31: A father-son duo was killed near Kathpora, Sonawari here on Thursday when a speedy truck hit them when they were riding on a motorcycle. The incident triggered massive protests ...

Bandipora, Dec 31: A father-son duo was killed near Kathpora, Sonawari here on Thursday when a speedy truck hit them when they were riding on a motorcycle. The incident triggered massive protests in the area.
 Eyewitnesses said Bilal Ahmad, 45, was riding with his five-year-old son on a motorcycle when a speedy tipper, JK05-7425, hit them near Kathpora.
 "A speedy truck hit the duo near a curve and they were left in a pool of blood. Both died on the spot," they said. The driver of the tipper fled from the spot.
 The angry locals later blocked the road and staged protests in the area. They also set ablaze the tipper. They accused police of laxity saying it didn't arrive on the spot even half an hour after the incident.
 Pertinently, last month a minor was killed in a road accident at the same spot when he was hit by a tractor.

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