Body of 3-year old girl retrieved from Jehlum in South Kashmir

Nadeem Nadu

A body of a 3-year old girl was recovered from river Jehlum near Khanabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday afternoon.

Reports reaching GNS said that the some locals spotted the body floating inside the river near Khanabal and accordingly informed police about it.

Soon after being informed a police team rushed to the spot and retrieved the body from the Jehlum, they said.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Nusrat Jan (3) daughter of Abdul Wahid Bajad, a resident of Mir Danter village.

The officer said that the girl was missing since May 3. The body has been taken to District Hospital Anantnag for medico-legal formalities including the postmortem.

The girl died apparently due to drowning, however, the actual cause of death will be ascertained once the postmortem report will come, he said. (GNS)

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