SRINAGAR: The body of a 17-year-old girl who had jumped into the river Jhelum in Sopore town of north Kashmir on December 12 last year, was fished out nearly after 5 months, officials said in Tuesday.
According to an official, the girl had jumped into the river at Jamia Bridge in Sopore on December 12th last year. Efforts were made to retrieve her body shortly after the incident, but authorities failed to do so.
The official stated that her decomposed body was retrieved by locals in the Boniyar area of Baramulla yesterday. Subsequently, the body was taken to GMC Baramulla. He added that DNA samples from her family have been taken, and after completion of all formalities, the body will be handed over to the family for the last rites.
It is worth noting that the authorities had called off the search operation to trace her body after 20 days. (KNO)