Srinagar– An 8-year-old boy drowned while taking bath in river Jhelum in Asham Zoonipora in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Reports said that Sajad Shabir Shiekh son of Shabir Ahmad Shiekh, a resident of Zonipora drowned into the river Jhelum, soon after venturing into it to take bath.
A rescue operation was jointly launched by SDRF, police and locals soon after the incident was reported by the locals. After over an hour of rescue operation, the boy was recovered dead.
Meanwhile a police official confirming the incident said the body would be handed over to the family after the conduct of necessary medico-legal formalities.
It is pertinent to mention here that an 80-year-old man died after slipping in river Jhelum, while performing ablution, in Hajin area earlier this morning.
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