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Woman pilgrim on way to Vaishno Devi shrine killed by shooting stone

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A 23-year-old woman pilgrim from was killed when she was hit by a shooting stone on her way to Mata Shrine in district of and Kashmir, the police said today. Ashiki Bidya, a resident of Agra, along with her husband and other family members were trekking from to the shrine when a stone came rolling down a hillock and hit her at Himkoti near the Bhawan yesterday, an said. While the rest of the family escaped unhurt, the woman received multiple injuries on her head chest and legs.

She was rushed to Bhawan dispensary, where she was declared brought dead, the said. The woman's body was handed over to her husband after legal formalities, he said.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 10:35 IST