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Teenager drowns in Poonch

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Srinagar, Jul 18: Hours after the body of a five-year-old boy was retrieved from a river in Batalkote Poonch after five days, another teenager from Drungli area of the district drowned this afternoon.

A 13-year-old boy identified as Nazakat Hussain, son of Khadim Hussain, a resident of district’s Nangli village had gone to take a bath in the river when the incident took place, media reports said.

Earlier in a day, some nomads spotted the body of a minor identified as Yasir Nazir in the river and informed the police. A police team immediately reached the spot and retrieved the body from the river.

Yasir had slipped into the river at Loran on July 13 when he was accompanying his grandmother as they were returning from a nearby forest area after grazing cattle.

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