Shooting stone kills a minor

by Umar Raina

Srinagar: A minor boy was killed on Wednesday after a shooting stone hit him near Zojila pass on Srinagar-Leh highway.

The minor identified as Abrar Ahmad Khatana, 12, Son of Ishtiyak Ahmad Khatana, a resident of Kandiwara village of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district died on the spot after a shooting stone hit him near Zojila pass on Srinagar-Leh highway.

A police official said that the slain minor was travelling with his father in a truck bearing registration number JK02AJ-1517, from Srinagar to Kargil, the duo- father and son had stopped at Pani Matha Zojila Pass for lunch on today afternoon, in the meantime a stone rolled down from a hillock and hit the minor, resulting in his on spot death.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered in this regard and further investigations have been taken up.

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