Car mechanic mowed down by vehicle
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Car mechanic mowed down by vehicle

Protests erupted along Poonch highway here after the death of a person in an accident last night.

Protests erupted along Poonch highway here after the death of a person in an accident last night.

A police official said accident took place around 8:45 PM last night, when vehicle mowed down a person near Bal Bakhar village along the highway.

He said though the injured was rushed to Sub District Hospital Sunderbani he was declared brought dead by doctors.

The deceased was identified as Kuldeep Raj, a local car mechanic. 

Meanwhile, Kuldeep's family blocked the highway near Bakhar for nearly two hours and demanded immediate arrest of the accused driver.

Later, protest was called off after police reached the spot and pacified the protestors.

The case of hit and run has been registered in the incident, said a police official.

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