Kupwara, Jan 8: Villagers in Budnamal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were “forced” to carry a pregnant woman on their shoulders to some distance and then on horse to the hospital in knee-deep snow on Saturday.
Reports reaching GNS that several villagers shouldered the woman in a cot due to closure of roads for vehicular traffic amid about 3-ft snowfall in the area.
Woman’s husband Abdul Jabar Malik told GNS that due to closure of Budnamal road he along with other persons carried her to hospital through the snow on horse.
“Due the emergency, we carried her on shoulders in a cot upto 4 kilometres till Babyi Top from where we ferried her on horse,” he said.
The locals urged authorities to clear the snow clogged roads leading to the inhabitation to avoid any difficulty to the patients and commoners alike in immediate future.