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Truck driver killed in stone pelting in J-K

Truck driver killed in stone pelting in J-K
Indian security personnel stand guard on a street during a curfew in Srinagar on August 8, 2019, as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remained in place after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy. (Photo by Tauseef MUSTAFA / AFP)

Srinagar: A truck driver was killed on Sunday in a stone-pelting incident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.

Noor Mohammed Dar, who hailed from Bijbehara, was attacked as his truck was mistaken as a security vehicle by the protesters. 

Dar, who sustained head injuries, was referred to the SKIMS Srinagar where the doctors declared him brought dead. 

Police said the stone pelter has been identified and arrested. A case of murder has been registered against him. 

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