Woman gets off vehicle to slake her thirst, crushed to death by speedy truck

Middle aged woman who got off from a vehicle to quench her thirst was crushed to death by a speedy truck near Wagan area of Banihal on Jammu Srinagar Highway today.

Police identified the deceased as Zaina Begum, 60, wife of Abdullah Pachoo of Ahma Trigam in Khari Ramban.

Police said Zaina Begum was travelling in a Tata Sumo from Banihal towards Khari. On reaching Wagan she requested driver to stop vehicle as she wanted to drink water. Driver stopped the vehicle. When she got off, a speedy truck on way to Jammu from Srinagar hit her resulting in her death.

Driver of the truck fled from the spot by abandoning his vehicle on the road.

The body of the woman was shifted to Sub District Hospital Banihal for conducting legal medico formalities.

DSP Banihal Sajad Sarwar told Greater Kashmir that a hunt has been launched by the police to nab the absconding driver.