A 23-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving skidded off the road and fell into a river in Chilli area of Doda district on Tuesday morning, police said.
The accident occurred near Chilli Pain on Malik Pura – Chilli road under the jurisdiction of Police station Gandoh, 65 kms from Doda town, when the victim's car (Ecco) skidded off the hilly road and fell into 800 feet deep gorge in Chilli Nullah, an official said.
"Police along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue operation. The only person who was driving the car Sajjad Hussain, 23, son of Mohammad Hussain Wani, resident of Sanwara village, died on the spot," said Raj Singh Gouria, SP Bhaderwah.
"The body of the victim has been shifted to SDH Gandoh and a case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered in this regard," SP added.