New Delhi: A policeman, working as a driver was killed while twenty other security men, returning from poll duties, were injured in two separate accidents, one of them allegedly caused due to stone pelting, in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday evening.

According to a senior official, two separate road accidents in Kokernag belt of Anantnag district took place in which the masked stone pelters allegedly caused one of it. However, police are investigating the matter and cause of the accident.

Reports say that a polling vehicle came under stone-pelting by youths near Sagam Kokernag in which the vehicle turned turtle, and several employees were injured.  The vehicle was returning with officials and security men after the election.

Reinforcement was rushed to the place of incident, and they saved the jawans from hundreds of stone-pelters. Kokernag is around 90 km from Srinagar.

Meanwhile, in a separate accident in Zalangam area, a vehicle carrying the poll staff overturned, resulting in injuries to all those who were in the vehicle. Among them, the driver of the vehicle and two CRPF men were critically injured. All the injured were taken to the hospital for the treatment.

A police official confirmed that a government employee (policeman) was killed in the accident and many others were injured, but their condition is now said to be stable. Officials said the deceased driver, has been identified as Hilal Ahmed Bhat, a selection grade constable.

In both these accidents, 20 people were injured besides the death of the driver. The wounded include 10 CRPF men, and all the injured have been admitted in District Hospital Anantnag and SDH Kokernag.

Medical Superintendent of district hospital Anantnag, Dr Abdul Majeed Mehrib confirmed the death of Hilal Ahmad and said the injured are being treated.

SSP Anantnag, Altaf Khan, told the media that accident took place at Zalngam in which the constable died, and several others on board the vehicle were injured