Nomad man, sheeps crushed to death by truck in Batote

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Jammu, Oct 19: A nomad man and nearly a dozen sheeps ‘crushed to death’ when a truck hit their dera (hutment) in Batote area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning.
”A truck Friday morning hit dera of nomads at Thopal near Batote when the driver namely Basharat Ali lost the control over vehicle,” police here confirmed.
The police said that a nomad identified as Rakhman, 25, son of Mohammad Yaqoob and his 12 sheep died on the spot.
”The truck driver escaped from the spot but was later arrested at Assar,” the police added.