Driver hurt in stoning at Nagaland
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 28: A driver of an LPG carrier suffered grievous head injuries when blockade supporters rained stones on the convoy of vehicles which were being brought in to Manipur under security escort at Khuzuma in Nagaland today at about 6 am.

Grievously wounded, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it over turned, resulting in a number of LPG cylinder rolling down the hill side.

The wounded driver is identified as Gul Bahadur Chettry of Mantripukhri.

Security personnel applied first aid to the wounded driver and after treatment at JN hospital he was discharged today itself.

Police source said that as the loaded truck over turned, some filled LPG cylinders rolled down the hill side.

The security personnel however managed to retrieve 200 filled LPG cylinders from the truck and the same have been deposited at Mao police station.

A case has been registered at Khuzuma police station.

About 103 goods laden trucks were escorted to Imphal today.

These include 16 oil tankers, 22 LPG carriers and 65 other goods laden trucks.

A driver, Jit Bahadur who transported a truck load of cement, said that despite the security cover provided by Nagaland police, the drivers still face a lot of hardships and danger while crossing the highway.

Blockade supporters stoned the vehicles at Dimapur, Kohima, Mao and Senapati, he said.

Car torched: A Maruti 800 car was also found burnt under questionable circumstances at a spot somewhere in Tadubi sub-division today at about 1 pm.

The car has been substantially burnt and its registration plate too has been destroyed by the fire.

Police source said that no goods were found either inside the car or anywhere around it.