10-yr-old boy’s body fished out from river Jhelum in Uri

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Peerzada Waseem

Baramulla, Aug 06 (KNO): The body of a ten-year-old boy was fished out on Thursday afternoon, a day after he drowned in the river Jhelum in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

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An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the boy identified as Muhammad Momeen, son of Javid Ahmad Chalkoo of Ravathpora, Silikote, was accompanied by some of his friends when he drowned in the river yesterday while taking a bath.

“As his friends informed passersby, a few local youth jumped into the river to rescue the boy, but couldn’t spot him.”

He said that his body was retrieved today with the help of Army, SDRF, Police and local boat men.

“After legal formalities, the body was handed over to his family members for last rites,” the official said—(KNO)

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