Rawalpindi - A shepherd died on Thursday after being hit by a speeding train near Rawat Chamber Morr at Industrial Area, informed Rescue 1122 spokesman.

The deceased has been identified as Haleem (20), whose body was shifted to hospital by the rescuers for autopsy, he added.

According to him, the 20-year-old shepherd was watching his herd grazing around while sitting on the rail track when the accident happened. He said the locals shared that the victim was deaf and dumb and could not hear the voice of rail car.

Soon after the occurrence of the incident, the railway police reached the spot and began investigation besides alerting the rescuers, he said adding that Rescue 1122 reached at the spot and shifted the body of Haleem to hospital for autopsy.