Violent protests in J&K after girl crushed to death by Army vehicle

Last Updated: Monday, September 7, 2009 - 18:19

Srinagar: A seven-year-old girl was crushed
to death by an Army vehicle in Bandipora district in Jammu and
Kashmir on Monday, following which a mob torched two security
vehicles, official sources said.

The girl, Insha Javid, was killed on-the-spot after she
was hit by an Army vehicle while crossing Srinagar-Bandipora
road at Sumbal, about 30 km from here this evening, the
sources said.

Immediately after the accident, hundreds of people of
Sumbal and adjoining villages took to the streets and blocked
the main road demanding action against the erring driver, they
said.

The sources said the agitated crowd later set ablaze two
Army vehicles reportedly abandoned by the jawans after the
accident.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Bandipora) Sheikh Junaid
Ahmad was not immediately available for comment as he had
rushed to the scene along with senior administrative officers
to deal with the situation.

Reinforcements have also been rushed to the area to
restore law and order as the situation was "tense", the
sources said.

The sources said the Army vehicles were on way to
Bandipora from Sumbal when the accident took place.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, September 7, 2009 - 18:19

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