SRINAGAR A truck driver died under mysterious circumstances along the Srinagar- Jammu highway in Udhampur district on Saturday.
“Today at about 6:00 am, a truck (JK03-6460) which was on way to Kashmir from Assam Via Dhar road and driven by the conductor namely Bilal Ahmed as driver of the truck was sleeping in the truck since 0300 Hours, stopped near a Hotel near Jakheni Udhampur for tea,” said a police officer .
The officer said that after stopping the truck, the cleaner of the truck tried to wakeup the driver of the truck namely Abdul Hamid Shaikh S/O Abdul Rehman Sheikh R/o Ranvirpora, Anantnag for tea. But despite trying repeatedly for some time, the driver of the truck didn’t wake up and remained in unconscious condition.
“On this, the conductor immediately took the driver to district Hospital Udhampur where he was declared as brought dead,” he said.
In this regard, inquest proceedings U/s 174/Cr.PC initiated in Police Station Udhampur and further investigations going on, he said. (GNS)
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.