Udhampur Incident: Injured Truck Drivers Airlifted to AIIMS

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

The two Kashmiri truck drivers who were set ablaze by a right-wing mob in Udhampur district in Jammu province on Friday night have been airlifted to AIIMS New Delhi for specialized treatment.

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muneer-ul-Islam told KNS that the two injured men were airlifted to AIIMS, New Delhi, for treatment Saturday afternoon.

Two Kashmiri truck drivers of Bijbehara in Islamabad district were set ablaze by petrol bombs by a mob in Udhampur district near Shiv Nagar on Friday night when they were asleep in their coal-laden truck. A third driver had narrowly escaped by hiding under the truck.

The deputy commissioner, who visited the families of the critically injured youth, said that the government has arranged the flight to New Delhi for the injured and has also given four free air tickets to their families.

“The family members will be leaving by tomorrow morning in ‘Go Air’ flight to attend to the injured men,” he said.

He said that the four family members will be provided free boarding and lodging at Kashmir House in New Delhi.

Muneer-ul-Islam further informed that the administration handed over cheques amounting Rs 20,000 each to the two men and also decided to give 50,000 rupees from the State Red Cross to each of the injured.

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