Srinagar: An auto rikshaw driver was killed in a mishap at Hirri area of Batergam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday morning.
A police officer said that the truck (Trailer vehicle) hit the auto rickshaw at Hirri along the Trehgam-Kupwara highway today at around 6:15 am.
In the mishap, the driver of the auto rickshaw died on the spot, he said.
The officer identified the deceased as Amir Rasool Kumar (22) son of Ghulam Rasool Kumar of Dudhwan, Kupwara.
He said a hunt has been launched to arrest the absconding trailer driver.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations taken up.