Local journalist Sukhwinder Singh Malhi died here in a road accident here on Wednesday night.

Mr. Malhi, a part-time correspondent of the Press Trust of India from Pathankot, met with the accident when his scooter hit a road divider in Talwara area on Wednesday night.

Fifty five-year-old Malhi leaves behind his wife and a daughter.

Besides providing services to PTI on part-time basis since 2005, Mr. Malhi was also working with an English daily and had earlier served The Times of India .

Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa and a number of journalists condoled his death. - PTI