Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta’s convoy skidded off the road and fell into a canal in Jammu on May 5, a photographer of the State’s information department killed during the accident and wounded five others, police said.
The deceased was identified as Suram Singh (50), The accident took place near the Greater Kailash area, on the outskirts of Jammu, when Mr Kumar’s convoy was returning from a function, a senior police official reported.
The driver escaped with minor injuries and Mr Singh’s body was recovered from the vehicle, the official added. Ruling out rash driving, Mr Gupta said the accident occurred as the driver lost control of the vehicle.
“I will visit the deceased’s family to personally express my condolences,” the Deputy Chief Minister added.