SRINAGAR : A boy and a girl jumped into river Jhelum in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, however, the girl was rescued immediately, while the body of the boy was retrieved later on.
Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that the duo jumped in the river Jhelum this afternoon.
He said the girl was rescued, while the search for the boy was started immediately.
Confirming the retrieval of the body a police official identified the deceased as Suhail Ahmad Parry, son of Noor Mohd Parray, a resident of Sangri Colony Baramulla.
“The body of the boy was retrieved and taken to a nearby health facility for medico-legal formalities, following which it will be handed over to the family for last rites”, the official further said.
A rescue operation was initiated at Dewan Bagh foot Bridge, near Gulnaar Park, in Baramulla soon after news about the drowning of the duo spread in the area and NDRF assisted by police and locals retrieved the body.
Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance of the incident.