Sopore: A woman was killed in a road accident along the Sopore-Kupwara highway this afternoon.
Aisha Begum, wife of Ghulam Hassan Dhobi was mowed down by a load carrier when she crossing Sopore-Kupwara highway near Model Town (D) this afternoon, an official told Kashmir Reader. An anganwari worker, Aisha died on the spot while the driver sped away with his load carrier.
Witnesses said that the incident triggered strong protests by the locals.
They blocked Sopore-Kupwara highway for several hours alleging that scores of people have died due to the official apathy.