Massive protest today broke out in Sangpur Chingus area of Rajouri after a Numberdar was knocked to death by a car this afternoon.
The family members of the deceased alleged that the Numberdar has been murdered by a local who holds rivalry with them.
As per reports, 40 years old Satnam Sharma (Numberdar), son of Dev Raj Sharma resident of Sangpur Narian village, was hit by a car on highway at Sangpur in the afternoon. He was rushed to SDH Nowshera but he died on the way.
Post mortem of the body was conducted in SDH Nowshera after which it was handed over to the family members for performing last rites.
However, soon after the dead body reached the native village, scores of people and relatives of the deceased assembled on the national highway and blocked it in protest.
They alleged that Numberdar Satnam Sharma was intentionally hit by a car by their rival to kill him.
The protest which started at 3 PM lasted till 6:05 PM. Later, on the assurance of SDM Nowshera and SHO Rajouri that fair investigation will be conducted into the matter, the protest was called off.
Police has also seized the car JK11A 6092 while driver is still absconding. The family members of the deceased have lodged a written complaint against Rakesh Kumar.
Meanwhile, the protest, which lasted for over three hours, created lot of hardships for the general masses.