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Snow Tsunami: Rooftop crashes killing CRPF officer at former MLA’s Srinagar residence

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Srinagar: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub Inspector was killed on Wednesday after a shed collapsed at a former legislator’s house in Hazratbal area of Srinagar.

Officials said a CRPF Sub Inspector identified as H C Murmu of 115 battalion was injured after a shed collapsed due to snowfall at former Hazratbal legislator Syed M Akhoon’s residence.


They said the CRPF officer deployed at Akhoon’s residence was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Hazratbal where doctors referred him to SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), in Soura.

However, Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr. Farooq Jan said that the CRPF officer was brought dead to the hospital.

CRPF spokesman, Pankaj Singh also confirmed officer’s death and said he was injured when a rooftop fell on him at the former legislator’s residence following which he succumbed to his injuries. (KNO)