One killed, 2 injured in highway mishap

AWANTIPORA: One youth died and two others were injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpra, Awantipora, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, police said.
A speeding tipper hit and injured three persons identified as Yawar Ahmad Kumar, son of Ali Mohammad Kumar, Naseer Ahmad Kumar (16), son of Abdul Hamid, and Ajaz Ahmad Kumar, son of Nazir Ahmad Kumar, it said.
All are residents of Lethpora, it added.
“All the injured persons were shifted to Sub-District Hospital Pampore in critical condition. Of them, Yawar Ahmad Kumar succumbed to his injuries,” it said.
After the completing the legal formalities, dead body of the deceased was handed over to his legal heirs for the last rites.
Police said it registered a case under RPC sections 279,337, and 304.