Under-Trial Commits Suicide, 7 Persons Injured in Nashri Accident



A jail inmate committed hanged himself in a Jammu jail while seven persons were injured in a road accident in Nashri on Thursday.

Reports reaching here said that an under-trial prisoner committed suicide inside District jail Reasi. He was accused of murder.

“Ashok Kumar, son of Hans Raj, resident of Ransoo who was in imprisonment in case FIR number  234/2009 US 302 of police station Reasi, locked up in barrack number 1 was found hanging inside bathroom with his bed sheet,” a newspaper report said.

His jail mates brought down and was rushed to hospital, however, he was declared dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, in a road accident, seven persons were injured today after a Tavera plunged into a gorge near Nashri. The vehicle was on way to Srinagar from Jammu.

Bearing registration number JK 14 B 1871, the vehicle rolled down into a 30 ft deep gorge near Nashri Morh in the wee hours today.

The injured – all non-local labourers – were shifted to SK Memorial hospital Batote for treatment where their condition is stated to be stable.

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