4 dead in different mishaps in Himachal

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Four persons were killed and five others injured in separate road accidents in Himachal Pradesh, police said.

An elderly couple was killed while their son injured when the car they were travelling in rolled down 100 metres into a gorge near Nauni Khud on Pathankot-Dalhousie road on Monday, 50 km from Chamba district.

Naval Khanna, 65, and his wife Parveen Khanna, 63, from Amritsar, were returning after dropping their grandson at a school when they met with the accident. Their son Vineet Khanna, 40, was severely injured, police said.

In the second incident, a differently-abled man, Rohit Kumar, who was riding pillion on a motorcycle, was killed when the biker, Abhishek Chawla, lost control while overtaking a truck near Alfa hotel in Una district on Monday.

In the third incident on Monday, a car rolled down a slope near Ekantwari on Rampur Highway in which Deepak, 23, a resident of Ropar, died on the spot while another person Sunny was severely injured, Superintendent of Police (Shimla) D W Negi said, adding the accident occurred after the driver lost control.

The fourth incident was reported from Una where three persons were injured when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck at village Pandoga on Monday.

Meanwhile in a separate incident on the same day, a 27-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Rakkar Colony in Una.

Neetu had gone to sleep after dinner and did not open the door till late in the morning. When her parents peeped from the window, they found her hanging.

The body has been sent for autopsy, Superintendent of Police (Una) Anupam Sharma said.

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