The Sikh family was travelling on a motorbike when the child suddenly fell off and was mowed down under the truck.
The Hush Post: A 9-yr-old kid from Punjab was crushed to death after an ITBP truck ran over him in Saudpani area of Dev Prayag, Uttarakhand. The incident took place Thursday evening when the child was returning from Hemkund Sahib along with his parents. The Sikh family was travelling on a motorbike when the child suddenly fell off and was mowed down under the truck coming from the other direction. A video shot by a passerby shows the parents wailing after the accident while the truck is also seen parked on the spot. The deceased boy is a son of one Tarsem Singh from a village in Taran Tarn, Punjab.
Sikh pilgrims block Badrinath Highway
According to reports, the accident took place on Badrinath Highway and the ITBP truck was on its way from Rishikesh to Joshimath. Enraged over the incident Sikh pilgrims blocked the highway for some time. Meanwhile, the local administration intervened and pacified the protestors only after which the blockade was lifted.
The body was taken into custody and postmortem was conducted at Narendranagar hospital. No case has been registered until the last reports came in.