A youth drowned in river Jhelum at Barsoo, Awantipora while extracting sand from the river, a police statement said on Wednesday.
The statement said that a 22 year old Gowhar Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar resident of Khenebugh, Awantipora drowned in river Jehlum at Barsoo while extracting sand from the river. The body of the youth was later fished out and handed over to his next of kin for last rites.
Meanwhile, police recovered a body in suspicious circumstances in TRC ground. Investigations to ascertain the cause of the death has been started.
A body was found in TRC Ground in suspicious conditions which was later identified as Mohammad Yaqoob Wani son of Ghulam Rasool Wani resident of Aga Hamam, Habba Kadal, Srinagar.
Police have started investigation under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of the death.