Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:37:14 GMT

Villagers block road after local girl hit

Nahan, Nov 17 (PTI) A 21-year-old woman was critically injured when she was hit by a stone tossed up by the tyre of a truck passing through Rajpur village, following which villagers blocked the Rajpur-Badhana main road for over five hours today, police said.

Neelam (21) was rushed to Paonta civil hospital and her condition was serious, DSP Paonta N S
Negi said.

The driver of the truck fled from the scene, after which agitated villagers blocked the main road, the DSP said.

The administration and police persuaded the people to lift the blockade and normal traffic resumed at 6:00 PM, Negi said.

He said the villagers agreed to end their agitation after Assistant Engineer of PWD assured them that steps would be taken to ensure that such incidents do not occur again. PTI PCL

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