A 65-year-old man drowned in a nallah at Shirmal area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.
The person was later identified as Mohammad Ismail Kumar, 65, son of Mohammad Ramzan Kumar of Heff Shirmal who slipped inside the nallah and drowned while he performing the ablution.
Soon after the incident, local volunteers rushed to the spot and immediately launched searches to trace out the body. However, after hectic efforts, the locals retrieved the body of the deceased from the nallah near Litter in neighbouring Pulwama district.
An official also confirmed the incident to a local news gathering agency, GNS, and said that police has taken the cognisance and started further investigations in this regard.
Meanwhile, a body of a non-local was recovered under mysterious conditions from Tengwani area of Keegam in Shopian. After conducting the medico-legal formalities, the body of the deceased has been shifted to PCR Srinagar for further necessary action.