Driver dead in road accident turns out to be murder, accused arrested


In a ‘major development’, Kulgam police have solved a murder case and arrested the accused driver for beating another driver ruthlessly, who later succumbed when he was being brought to Srinagar from Qazigund hospital.

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The police spokesman said that on January 17 2019, Police received information that a Gas Tanker bearing registration number R114BF 8192 met with an accident near Titanic Point (Glass Tower) on NHW 44. A seriously injured driver namely Naseeb Singh, son of Gori Singh, a resident of Kathua, who succumbed to injuries later on the way after he was referred to Srinagar hospital from Qazigund.

On this Police Station, Qazigund registered a case FIR No. 09/2019 under relevant sections of law and investigation was started. During the initial physical examination of the dead body, Police developed some suspicion of foul play and it did not appear to be a case of an accident.

On further in-depth investigating, it came to fore that in-fact the driver of the gas tanker was beaten ruthlessly by an accused driver of a truck bearing registration number JK03G 3817 and gas tanker was deliberately allowed to fall in a deep gorge to make it appear as an accident case.

Later the accused driver was arrested by the police and his truck bearing registration number JK03G 3817 was also seized. The accused driver has confessed the crime.


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