Jammu & Kashmir

Body of teenager who jumped in Jhelum retrieved after 26 days

A view of a river Jhelum in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Kashmir [FPK Photo / Umar Farooq]

Baramulla: The body of a teenage girl who had jumped into the river Jhelum in Khanpora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on December 31, was retrieved after 26 days on Thursday.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the girl had jumped into river Jehlum near Khanpora bridge in Baramulla.

He said that following the incident, a massive search operation was launched, however, there was no trace of her.

The official said, after 26 days, her body was retrieved today near the Veerwan area of the district.

He said after medico-legal formalities the body was handed over to legal heirs for last rites.

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