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A 26 year old pregnant woman died in Kupwara district of north Kashmir as she could not reach hospital due to road block by protesters demanding electricity.
According to GNS, Lali Jan, wife of Abdul Majeed Badana of Danji Kalaroos, was pregnant from last seven months. The lady had suffered excessive bleeding and was on her way to Chogal hospital in Handwara.
“Her doctor concerned has a clinic at Chogal but when she reached Kawari Bridge in Kupwara, the protesters protesting against scarcity of electricity had blocked the road and she could not reach her destination leading to her death,” her family members alleged.
The seven month baby in her womb also died along with the mother. The deceased was already mother of a 4 year old child.
Meanwhile, the Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Aijaz Ahmad said that strict action against the persons involved in road block would be taken.
At least they should have allowed safe passage to the lady as her family had pleaded them for the same, he said.


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