Rajouri Tense After Army Vehicle Crushes Couple


RAJOURI: A day before Eidan army vehicle hit a couple who were on a bike in Rajouri Town resulting in on the spot death of a woman pillion rider and left her husband critically injured. The incident triggered protests in the area.

Eyewitnesses said that a vehicle of Rajouri-based Romeo Force hit Muhammad Aslam and his wife Kaneez Fatima while they were on their way home after finishing Eid shopping. The witnesses said that after hitting the bike, Kaneez Fatima fell down and came under the tire of army vehicle which resulted in her instant death.

Passersby immediately shifted the critically injured Muhammad Aslam to Rajouri District Hospital where his condition was stated to be critical.

Soon after the incident, hundreds of people staged protests against the army in the town and kept the body of Fatima on road. The protesters were demanding stern action against the guilty army driver. Reports said the protesters turned furious after an army sentry threatened them if they continued with the protests.  The protests in the area were on when reports last came in.

The State House Officer (SHO) Rajouri Yashpal Sharma told GNS that a case has been registered in this regard and probe has been started. (GNS)

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