Indian army officer’s wife killed in mishap

Srinagar: Wife of a senior Army officer was on Wednesday killed while an Assistant Commandant of CRPF was injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway, police said.

Wandhna (35) died on the spot when a private cab in which she was travelling turned turtle after its driver lost control at Tappar village of Pattan, 27 kms from here, a police officer said, adding the mishap took place around 7:45 AM.

He said the deceased was the wife of Commanding officer of 21 Raj Rifles of Army, Colonel Sourab.

Assistant Commandant of CRPF Manish Kumar, who was also travelling in the vehicle, was injured and admitted to a hospital, the officer said.

The vehicle, driven by Rafeeq Ahmad Sheikh of Chowkibal, was on its way to Srinagar from Kupwara district of north Kashmir, he said, adding the driver escaped unhurt.

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