Reyaz Rashid

11-year-old boy drowns in Kalayban Baramulla

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Baramulla: An 11-year-old boy drowned while taking bath in a streamlet at Kalaybabn in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

Witnesses said that a group of boys were taking bath at a streamlet in Kalayban village and in the meantime a boy identified as Harris Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Kalayban drowned into a pit, dug for soil testing.

They said the other boys who were also taking bath with Haris raised alarm after he drowned into the deep pit dug amidst streamlet.

“After being retrieved from the pit, he was rushed him to PHC Sheeri where doctors referred him to Baramulla Medical College in a critical condition. Later, doctors referred him to SKIMS where the boy breathed his last late this evening,” they said.

Locals alleged that there is sheer negligence of the concerned construction agency which has dug the pits for soil testing and left them uncovered.

The family of the slain boy demand justice and action against the concerned department.

Meanwhile, SHO Sheeri Zia-ul-Rehman said police has lodged an FIR bearing No 33/2019/U/S 337 RPC in police station Sheeri.


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