SRINAGAR: After four days rescue and search operation by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police, the body of a minor boy who drowned while taking bath in river Jehlum was fished out near NHPC Dam Boniyar.
The deceased 12-year-old boy, identified as Shahid Ahmad son of Late Noor Mohammad Kanyal, a resident of Nowshehra, Boniyar in Uri drowned in river Jhelum while taking a bath in Boniyar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday afternoon.
SDPO Uri Junaid Wali told news agency GNS that the minor boy drowned while a taking a bath and his friends informed the passerby. “A few local youth jumped into the river to rescue the boy but couldn’t spot him,” the official said.
He said that police also reached to the spot and have launched a search operation to trace the boy.
Later, a team from State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and police pressed motorboats and divers to trace the body but the body couldn’t be traced out from the river but today it was spotted near NHPC Dam Boniyar gate, he added.
“A team SDRF and Police fish out the body from the water,” SDPO said.