Lolab resident hit by wood log succumbed

Lolab resident hit by wood log succumbed

The 28-year-old Lolab resident who had received critical injuries after getting hit by a wood log has succumbed at a tertiary hospital here on Monday afternoon.

The deceased identified as Rafaqat Ahmad War (28) son of Mohammad Sidiq War, as reported had received a major blow from a wood log during firewood collection in Compartment number 39 of Nagbal forest area in Lolab area of Kupwara.

In the incident, Rafaqat sustained critical injuries and was immediately evacuated to nearby health facility wherefrom he was shifted to District Hospital Handwara, however upon sensing emergency, the injured was referred to SKIMS Soura for advanced treatment. However hours after, the 28-year-old succumbed to his injuries at the tertiary hospital, reports said.

Meanwhile SHO Lalpora Nazir Ahmad confirming the death of the person said that “The family have approached us to conduct an enquiry into the incident involving the death of the person” adding “We will as such take up an inquest case proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of death and more so as to allay concerns expressed by the family.” (GNS)

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