Two would-be grooms killed in separate road accidents in south Kashmir

A motorcyclist was killed and another pillion rider injured after an army vehicle hit them in Anantnag district on Wednesday.

Nazir Ahmad Wani died while pillion rider Fayaz Manzoor sustained grievous injuries in the accident, said a police official, adding that the injured was shifted to Saddar hospital Anantnag.

The accident, he said, took place in Batengoo village on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

“We have registered a case vide FIR number 363/2016 under section 304A, 379 against the unidentified vehicle,” said the official.

The reports said that the deceased, according to family members, was scheduled to get married next month.

In another accident, another would-be groom was killed when a speeding truck hit a motorcycle in Qazigund area of Kulgam district.

His cousin was seriously injured in the accident.

The deceased whom police identified as Mudasir Salam Mir (23) of Wanpora Qazigund was scheduled to get married next month.

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