SRINAGAR — The serene beauty of the Jhelum River in the Kashmir Valley turned into a scene of sorrow and tragedy as three individuals tragically lost their lives in separate drowning incidents on Sunday.
In the first heart-wrenching incident, two innocent minors met a devastating fate while taking a bath in the Shatulpora area of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The victims’ identities are yet to be confirmed, but reports suggest that they drowned in the river.
As news of the incident spread, the local community and the Bandipora Police swiftly joined forces to launch a rescue operation in hopes of locating and saving the young souls.
Tragedy struck again in the Panzinara area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district when Hazim Rashid, a 30-year-old man from Srinagar, drowned in the mighty waters of the Jhelum River.
Despite the frantic efforts of his family to save him, Hazim could not be resuscitated. His lifeless body was rushed to JVC Hospital in Bemina, where doctors sadly declared him dead. The police have initiated an investigation into the matter.
Adding to the series of unfortunate events, a young boy lost his life in an irrigation canal at Zalpora Sumbal. The eight-year-old victim, identified as Sujata Mehdi, son of Abdul Majeed Dar from Zalpora Sumbal, succumbed to the treacherous waters.
The police have taken cognizance of this heartbreaking incident, which marks the third drowning on this tragic Sunday.
As the entire Kashmir Valley mourns these devastating losses, authorities are urging the public, particularly parents and guardians, to be vigilant and take necessary precautions when near water bodies.
These heartrending incidents serve as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by the serene yet unpredictable waters of the Jhelum River.