Accident victim succumbs, relatives protest police ‘inaction’

Accident victim succumbs, relatives protest police ‘inaction’

Srinagar: A milkman hit by a sports utility vehicle in Lethpora last month succumbed today, after remaining in coma for around three weeks.
The family of Mohammad Afzal Wagay brought his body to Press Enclave Thursday to protest against the police for not tracing the accused.
“Afzal was collecting milk from Lethpora area of Awantipora on July 21, after collecting the milk he was crossing the road when an Eco-Sport car hit him which led him into coma till today,” a relative of Wagay said.
The protestors demanded justice and accused police of making excuses to avert the arrest of the accused.
“Officials of Awantipora police station gave us excuses that it is almost impossible to locate the car owner as it had been sold many times,” another relative said.
Afzal’s family claimed that they were accompanied with a policeman for three days from the day of accident and “he assured us that they have traced the driver and the vehicle.”
“Since the accident no progress have been made by police in the case as, it is been more than 19 days since this accident took place and there is no clue from the police side.”
Adil Rashid, Station House Officer at Awantipora told Kashmir Reader that they were making progress on the case.
“The accident took place in the late hours and we had no clue to identify the car number or the owner immediately, later we got the video from army patrolling party from the spot and we identified the car number.”
We have also seized the car bearing number JK01Q-9639 and we will solve the case in few days.

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