In a tragic incident, at least 19 CRPF jawans were injured after the vehicle they were in skidded off the road in Srinagar. According to the CRPF, the incident took place after stones were pelted on the vehicle. In early April, 2 CRPF jawans were crushed to death after the driver of a para-military force vehicle lost control of the car due to stone pelting at Hiller area in Kokernag of South Kashmir. This is not the first time an incident like has happened in the country, in April, two army personnel died while one was missing when an Army vehicle skidded off into the Kundil river in Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh.
According to reports, the army personnel were on the Chapakhoa-Roing-Dibang route when the vehicle’s rear wheel went off the balance and into a landslide near the Iduli village area. Speaking on the matter, Lower Dibang SP Sanjay Kumar Sain, “The incident took place around 3am. The army unit comprising 18 personnel were en route for a counterinsurgency operation near the Assam-Arunachal border when their vehicle skidded off a bridge at Kabung village.”