Army Vehicle Kills Two Women in Kupwara



Massive protests broke out in frontier district of Kupwara Tuesday after speeding army vehicle hit two women pedestrians, killing them on spot.

Eye-witnesses said the accident took place when a Chowkibal bound army vehicle hit the three women pedestrians near Panzgam village along the road from Kupwara this morning.

The injured women were shifted to the nearby hospital by locals where two of them were declared brought dead by doctors.

Deceased have been identified as Naza Begum (36) w/o Khuzar Mohammad Bhat and 26-year-old Sayma Bano d/o Mohammad Afza. Both are the residents of Panzgam, Kralpora of Kupwara district.

Witnesses also said protests broke in the area with angry locals hurled rocks at the army vehicle.

Meanwhile, large contingent of police and para-military troopers have rushed to the spot to thwart the protests.


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