Elderly man slips to death in river Jhelum in Bandipora

Elderly man drowns to death in river Jhelum in Hajin
Locals and J&K Police officials at the spot where the man slipped to death | Photo: KDC

BANDIPORA — An 80-year-old man drowned to death into river Jhelum in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district while performing ablution on Thursday morning.

Local sources said that a man identified as Ghulam Mohammad (80) son of Abdul Rehman, a resident of Banger-Mohalla area of Hajin slipped into river Jhelum and drowned while he was performing ablution for prayers.

They said that soon after the incident, locals and a police party from Police Station Hajin rushed to the spot and immediately started a rescue operation to retrieve the body. The body was retrieved from the Prang area after some fisherman spotted the body in Jhelum.

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A police officer also confirmed that the body of an elderly man has been recovered and said police have taken cognizance of the incident.

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