by Saifullah Bashir
SRINAGAR: In a shocking incident, a four-year-old child lost his life as the car driving him to the hospital was caught in a traffic jam on the Srinagar Anantnag highway. He had accidentally swallowed some solid thing and that got stuck in his throat.
The boy was identified as Anzar Ahmed Bhat, son of Jan Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Dooru Anantnag.
After the family detected the crisis with their child, they tried to reach the district hospital. However, they were caught in the heavy traffic jam on the road. They had somehow managing to pass the jams but were eventually caught, barely 2 m shot of the hospital. He died there in the vehicle at Kreeri.
The roads these days are hugely crowded because of the fruit-laden trucks transporting the apple to markets outside Kashmir. Restrictions during movement of security forces add to the jams too, a local told Kashmir Life over the phone.
Zahoor Ahmad Malik Shahbad Development Forum Chairman told Kashmir Life that we can’t give back Anzar to his parents but the administration should come forward and provide compensation to the family. He also said that if the process of diverting the heavy commercial traffic from the Anantnag Verinag road was not stopped – as already directed by the Deputy Commissioner, they will come on the streets in protest.