A policeman was killed and another injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.

Selection grade constables Mohammad Taj Khan and Gopal Kishan were returning from Jammu to their home in Nowshera when the accident occurred near village Lamberi around 1330 hours, a police spokesman said.

The vehicle plunged into 200 feet deep gorge after skidding off the road, he said.

Khan was found dead by the rescuers, while Kishan was rescued in a critical condition and was shifted to Government Medical College, Jammu, for specialised treatment, he said.