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Vaishnodevi pilgrim dies of shooting stone

Jammu: A woman pilgrim died after being hit by a shooting stone in Reasi district of the state, police said here today.

Ila Sarkar, 50, of Kolkata died after she was hit by the shooting stone yesterday at Himkoti, about 56-kms from here, on Katra-Vaishnodevi Bhawan route, they said.

The incident occurred when Sarkar was returning from the cave shrine after paying obeisance there, police said, adding, she was killed on the spot.

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